Citizens, officials have hard time deciding what is credible

By Michael J. Sniffen: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — In recent years, the government has told Americans it has credible evidence of impending terror attacks, of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and of collaboration between al-Qaida and Saddam Hussein. But “credible” doesn’t mean the same thing to every government official and even credible information […]

Most of us thought Saddam had WMDs

Walter Williams Listening to the political and media rhetoric about the war in Iraq, you’d think that only President Bush thought Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Here are just a few past statements made by Bush’s critics. President Clinton (1998): “One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity […]

Intel investigation a great idea, if not a political move

Freedom Newspapers Even President George W. Bush could not resist pressure to back an independent commission to look at U.S. intelligence failures with regard to the Iraq war. The failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq undermines one key aspect of the case for going to war, and it’s only reasonable to investigate […]

President is never-wrong kind of guy

Leonard Pitts Jr. You know the guy I mean. Maybe he works two cubicles over, maybe you went to school with him, maybe he’s your brother-in-law. You could call him the guy who’s never wrong, but that wouldn’t be quite accurate. He is the guy who never “admits” he’s wrong. The guy who says, “That’s […]

Democrats’ stance on WMDs defies logic

Mona Charen With David Kay’s testimony on the fruitless search for Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, the time has come for an accounting. In a more reasonable environment, politicians and opinion-makers would absorb the new facts and make the needed reforms. Reasonable people cannot avoid the conclusion that our intelligence agencies were badly mistaken. But […]

Pressure by Bush must be ckecked in investigation

Commentary The resignation of — and subsequent week of heavy demand for — David A. Kay, the former U.N. weapons inspector who headed the weapons-searching Iraq Survey Group, might turn out to be little more than a week of fleeting publicity. Even if his assertions are valid, it is probably too much to hope that […]

Saddam chronology

The Associated Press A glance at the life of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein: April 28, 1937 – Born in village near desert town of Tikrit, north of Baghdad. 1957 – Joins underground Baath Socialist Party. 1958 – Arrested for killing his brother-in-law, a Communist, spends six months in prison. Oct. 7, 1959 – On […]

Should this conversation be taken seriously?

Leonard Pitts Jr. So this president and this football player meet in a bar … “O.J. Simpson, is that you?” “Yeah, who wants to — George W. Bush? Hey, how you been?” “Real good, Juice. So, what you been up to lately?” “Well, George, I’m still searching for the real killers. If I can bring […]

Administration needs specific goals for Iraq

Freedom Newspapers The Bush administration has a daunting task ahead as it tries to rally renewed support for U.S. policy in Iraq. It will continue to be daunting until the administration is more explicit about what its goals and strategies are. Virtually every day brings stories of U.S. casualties and wavering morale, which might turn […]

Bush’s actions in Iraq were warranted

Mona Charen National Public Radio and the major television networks can scarcely contain their excitement. In what they obviously regard as a huge concession, President Bush noted the other day that “No, we’ve had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with September the eleventh.” Along with most of the Democratic candidates for president, many […]

Project: Reader Reaction — Weapons

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asks readers to respond via e-mail to a series of questions each week. To participate in Project: Reader Reaction, contact Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if President Bush exaggerated the threat of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Some responses: “This question […]