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#1 Posted on 19.8.04 0907.37
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I just found this on CNN.com and thought it had interesting timing. Is there some background here that I am missing? Is it about the denied appointments?

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/08/18/congressman.iraq/index.html

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    The unexpected four-page statement came from Rep. Doug Bereuter of Nebraska, who until earlier this month was the vice chairman of the House Intelligence Committee -- a panel that reviewed much of the evidence the administration cited before going to war.

    "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," Bereuter wrote in a four-page letter to his constituents.




    Originally posted by CNN.com
    Bereuter voted in support of an October 2002 resolution authorizing the use of force in Iraq, but he said that vote was based on what he had been told about the WMD threat from Iraq.

    "Left unresolved for now is whether intelligence was intentionally misconstrued to justify military action," Bereuter said.




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#2 Posted on 19.8.04 0926.05
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    Originally posted by DrOp
    I just found this on CNN.com and thought it had interesting timing. Is there some background here that I am missing? Is it about the denied appointments?
Well, he is leaving the House too. It's amazing how much more candid politicians become when they are on the way out the door.

As for the appointments, pettier things have happened in Washington...
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