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Democrat Senator Publicly Denounces WMD "Cover-Up"

West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd (D) delivered a scathing oratory on the US Senate floor denouncing President Bush’s perception of the immediate threat of WMDs in Iraq. At one point he asked whether America was safer than before the invasion (a prerequisite for a self-defense war stance):

The President told the American people that we were compelled to go to war to secure our country from a grave threat. Are we any safer today than we were on March 18, 2003? Our nation has been committed to rebuilding a country ravaged by war and tyranny, and the cost of that task is being paid in blood and treasure every day.

It will be interesting to see how the Whitehouse responds to these increasingly public questions about intelligence and hype surrounding Iraq’s capabilities.

Posted by Stephen VanDyke at June 25, 2003 4:17 PM