April 22, 2003
"Step One - Assign Blame"
Proving once again that the GOP can't even win gracefully, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says that if Colin Powell & the State Department hadn't screwed up so bad diplomatically, we wouldn't even needed to go to war in the first place.
Gingrich, who's been sitting behind the curtain as part of a Pentagon advisory board, has clearly never heard that you can't blame the messengers. State can only do so much when the White House tells them to sell lemons.
"Which way did he go? Which way did he go?"
Not only has the American coalition not found any substantive storage of WMDs in Iraq, flying in the face of that whole "imminent danger" thing Bush talked about, BUT, as this Washington Post article suggests, even if there were any, the way we mishandled security in Baghdad may have actually helped put them into the hands of terrorists. The words "strategic looting" should concern alot of people.