The omniscient Mr. Wooten then tells us he could see the holes "in the argument" regarding Iraq's involvement. Perhaps all of the world's intelligence agencies should have first consulted with our former state senator? Sounds like self-aggrandizement. Really, Mr. Wooten!
Well, Ms. DePorter, any boasting on Mr. Wooten’s part is justified. Here is a quote from his column printed in the Dispatch on January 12, 2003, several months before our invasion.
We are coasting down a slippery slope to war as if it were the clear mandate of an informed electorate, rather than the apparent caprice of an administration badly in need of political cover for its domestic programs.Ms. DePorter's remarks imply a belief that no one publicly disagreed with the Adminstration's assertions before the invasion that Iraq was behind 9/11 and was a threat to us. Her belief is probably a result of the frequent statements to that effect by Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, which she believes in spite of evidence readily available to her to the contrary. I urge Ms. DePorter to immediately undertake a fundamental reassessment of her personal epistemology.
We are given assertions, not reasons, for invading Iraq. Our suspicions are deep, but our evidence shallow. There is no arguing the massive superiority of our firepower, but there is ample room for debate as to where the application of our weaponry may lead.