Some Democrats and anti-war critics are now claiming we manipulated the intelligence and misled the American people about why we went to war. These critics are fully aware that a bipartisan Senate investigation found no evidence of political pressure to change the intelligence community's judgment related to Iraq's weapons programs."
Um, didn't Ari Fleischer say we were going to war because "finding no evidence" isn't the same as proving that evidence doesn't exist? Isn't the president "fully aware" that the CIA's internal investigation, as I mentioned earlier
, found that there was
political pressure? Doesn't the president understand that we already know that the administration misled the American public
and that, while the Senate investigation "found no evidence of political pressure" it didn't clear the Bushies of manipulating
the way they fed Congress and the American people that evidence once they'd received it?