What We Know, What Bush Knew, and What Dems Should Keep In Mind

Professor Andrew Busch of the conservative Ashbrook Center has an informative editorial outlining what we know so far about Iraq and weapons of mass destruction. He also has an observation about what we don’t know, and what that could mean to Democrats who are currently foaming at the mouth:

It is impossible to say what discoveries the future will bring (a fact which, incidentally, makes the Democratic strategy quite risky) but it is useful to refocus attention on what we know—not what we thought we knew, or what we think today, but what is known beyond serious dispute.

As Democratic rhetoric becomes increasingly strident and condemnations are voiced with fewer and fewer caveats, the likelihood that some Democrats may become victims of their own hubris continues to rise. Of course, Prof. Busch has some advice for Bush as well:

Yet unless the administration does a better job of reminding the public (and the world) of what we do know, it runs the risk of allowing its credibility to be unnecessarily undermined with potentially great cost in Iran, North Korea, and beyond. And one of Bush’s greatest electoral assets—public belief in his sincerity and trustworthiness—will be vulnerable to attack.

(link via No Left Turns)

Posted by Greg at July 10, 2003 12:18 PM | TrackBack (1)