I mentioned before that in a letter from Senator Craig dated June 22, 2005, he refused to believe that Bush lied about going to war. He said he "respectfully disagreed" and that "President Bush made a solid decision based on the evidence that was available, and also on the past actions and noncompliance of the former Iraqi regime." In a more recent letter, July 6th, 2005, he repeats the same tired phrase.
By now it is obvious to the entire world that Bush/Cheney and the neocons lied repeatedly to get us into "war." At least one of the neocons admitted they used the threat of WMD's only because that was the best argument. There are the Downing Street Memos. Craig refers to the first one as the "so-called" Downing street memo. What, pray tell, is so-called about it? There are also books by O'Neil, Clark, Bernstein, and others that indicate clearly what was going on. In short, it is perfectly obvious they lied.
They also lied about Sadam not being in compliance with the UN about the inspections. He was in compliance. Furthermore, they knew perfectly well he did not have WMD's. Powell and others, including the UN inspectors all knew he did not have them. So when Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rice/Perle/Wolfowitz, et al claimed they did they were lying. There is nothing that could be more obvious. Yet Craig continues to claim they did not lie. Either Craig is totally uninformed, an idiot, or a liar himself. Take your pick.
And what about the argument from noncompliance? Israel has been in noncompliance since the very beginning of the creation of Israel. Just now, even though the UN has determined the obscene wall they are building is illegal they just arrogantly ignore it. Some say the publicitiy over the Gaza pullout is just a smokescreen so they can illegally annex more Palestinian land. It is probably true. The Israelis have constantly tried to gobble up more Palestinian land and water. So let's not have anymore BS about noncompliance. At least Sadam was in compliance at the time Iraq was attacked. Israel has NEVER been in compliance.
No doubt Craig, simple-minded party hack that he is, probably thinks Karl Rove is innocent, or at least he will toe the party line and parrot the talking points, all of which have been shown to be utterly ridiculous. Like Watergate, Iran-Contra, and other such scandals, the longer they go on the deeper and deeper in they get. Of course Rove is guilty of leaking, an act of treason. But if Rove goes down so will Bush and Cheney and others as well. There obviously was a conspiracy to discredit Wilson. Rove knows too much about it, as well as all of the other scandals, almost certainly including the Gannon/Guckert business. Will the American public accept still another rotten administration attempt at stonewalling and lying? Wait and see.
It is truly frightening to think that the future of American democracy at the moment seems to rest in the hands of one man, Patrick Fitgerald. Pray for his health and safety. Rove/Cheney will certainly do everything in their power to either discredit him or worse.