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Bereuter: War in Iraq not justified
BY DON WALTON / Lincoln Journal Star
In a dramatic departure from the Bush administration, Republican Rep. Doug Bereuter says he now believes the U.S. military assault on Iraq was unjustified.
"I've reached the conclusion, retrospectively, now that the inadequate intelligence and faulty conclusions are being revealed, that all things being considered, it was a mistake to launch that military action," Bereuter wrote in a letter to constituents in the final days of his congressional career.
That's especially true in view of the fact that the attack was initiated "without a broad and engaged international coalition," the 1st District congressman said.
"Knowing now what I know about the reliance on the tenuous or insufficiently corroborated intelligence used to conclude that Saddam maintained a substantial WMD (weapons of mass destruction) arsenal, I believe that launching the pre-emptive military action was not justified."
GREENSTOCK: 'WAR MAY BE A TOTAL WASTE' Aug 17 2004
TONY Blair's former envoy to Iraq yesterday admitted the war may prove to be a "waste of lives, money and effort".
In an astonishing admission, top diplomat Sir Jeremy Greenstock said if the situation in the country did not improve within 18months, military intervention would be seen as a mistake.
He said: "If Iraq in 2006 looks very little better than under Saddam, then the whole thing was a waste of lives, money and effort."
Originally posted by worldwatcher
slowly more and more people, including blind politicians are waking up to the truth.
I'm not saying saddam was a good guy or anything, but things should have been thought out more, verified, and planned for before rushing into Iraq. WMD's still have not been found, Osama not caught, Al-Zarqawi not caught, where is the justification?
Originally posted by Jazzerman
Really good sources. Thanks for providing it!
Your absolutely right. I just hope that more people and govt. officials will start seeing the grave (literally) error before we suffer 4 more years under the Bush regime.