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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Doug Feith on the Bush's rhetorical blunder -- viz., shifting from national security to promoting democracy as the primary aim of the war, and from a non-terror-sponsoring Iraq to a "democratic" Iraq as the definition of success. According to Feith, the pre-2003 all-party consensus that Saddam's Iraq was teeming with WMD was part of, but not the whole of, the national security rationale, and promoting democracy was never more than a desirable downstream side-goal.