Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Norman Podhoretz: Who Is Lying About Iraq?

Instapundit has a post up on the Norman Podhoretz commentary titled:

who is lying about Iraq?

It is a wonderful piece that absolutely hits the bull’s eye over the Intel leading up to Iraq and the current distortions that are being promoted by the left. Podhoretz cuts off all escape routes for the Dems and the media as he clearly recounts their very large and willing role in validation of the Intel that resulted in the Iraq War actions.

He points out the fact that the whole world agreed that Saddam and Iraq had WMD and were trying to restart a nuclear program. The point is clearly made that even if Bush wanted for some reason to tilt or influence the Intel he would not have needed to, everyone agreed that Iraq had WMD and that after 911 based on that understanding, something had to be done.

The piece quotes case after case of support for action on Iraq from those who now say Bush lied about the Intel leading up to the invasion. The credibility factor of the former supporters now turned critics is left in a shredded pile by Podhoretz. Joe Wilson’s steady string of lies are all listed and spelled out clearly in the piece, and his place as the true agent of agenda and misinformation are accurately captured.

Podhoretz closes with this:

And so long as we are hunting for liars in this area, let me suggest that we begin with the Democrats now proclaiming that they were duped, and that we then broaden out to all those who in their desperation to delegitimize the larger policy being tested in Iraq—the policy of making the Middle East safe for America by making it safe for democracy—have consistently used distortion, misrepresentation, and selective perception to vilify as immoral a bold and noble enterprise and to brand as an ignominious defeat what is proving itself more and more every day to be a victory of American arms and a vindication of American ideals.

He recounts all the facts, events and quotes that make this a very accurate and strongly persuasive piece. The history leading up to Iraq is known as are the factors. Podhoretz simply compiles them together to retell the history of what happened and who is now lying………………………………….