Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Breaking Ranks

From CNN:

Retiring GOP congressman Doug Bereuter (R-Nebraska), is no calling the war against Iraq 'a mistake' and he even questions whether the intelligence gaff was a failure, or an intentional deception.

In a 4 page letter to his constituents, he wrote:
"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, especially without a broad and engaged international coalition,"
Even more damning, is the following accusation:
"Left unresolved for now is whether intelligence was intentionally misconstrued to justify military action,"
WOW! Now this guy is retiring. He is no longer pining for votes, and can now speak from his heart regarding his frustration with this administration.

I am hoping to find the complete text of the letter, and will update this post with a link if I do.


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