Tuesday, June 03, 2003

Paul Krugman Says WMD-Gate is Worse Than Watergate

Paul Krugman is pissed off too. So am I. And rightfully so....
The public was told that Saddam posed an imminent threat. If that claim was fraudulent, the selling of the war is arguably the worst scandal in American political history — worse than Watergate, worse than Iran-contra. Indeed, the idea that we were deceived into war makes many commentators so uncomfortable that they refuse to admit the possibility.

But here's the thought that should make those commentators really uncomfortable. Suppose that this administration did con us into war. And suppose that it is not held accountable for its deceptions....In that case, our political system has become utterly, and perhaps irrevocably, corrupted.