TITLE

Divide and Rule

AUTHOR(S)
Lizza, Ryan
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
New Republic;6/23/2003, Vol. 228 Issue 24, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Washington is awash in prewar quotations, with Democrats avidly taking inventory of the Bush administration's most dubious pronouncements about Iraq's weapons programs. But not all of the most interesting, now seemingly exaggerated, claims are getting attention. Who are these mysterious hawks whose prewar analyses of Iraq's WMD capabilities now seem so overblown? John Edwards, Joe Lieberman, Dick Gephardt, and John Kerry. And their past statements are one reason that most of the Democrats running for president are still only tiptoeing around the issue of the missing WMD. On the far right is Gephardt, who angered his House Democratic colleagues last fall by backing President Bush on the war and who is now so close to Bush's position on the missing weapons that Ari Fleischer quoted him at the White House daily briefing on Monday. A few shades to the left of Gephardt are John Edwards and Joe Lieberman. The two senators have staked out positions on the intelligence flap so similar that, in Iowa last weekend, aides to the two men shared a laugh when they realized their talking points were identical. Bob Graham is now far out in front of his Democratic rivals in accusing Bush of malfeasance. He is not just calling for an investigation into whether Saddam's capabilities were overestimated, he's accusing Bush of intentionally misrepresenting the prewar intelligence by cherry-picking the most damning assessments while burying any doubts expressed by other intelligence analysts. For John Kerry, it was the opposite. His vote was premised on the weapons, and he said he wouldn't have voted for the resolution had he not been convinced by the intelligence regarding Saddam's arsenal.
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