Originally Posted by jazzguru
Either both sides are intellectually dishonest, or neither of you are. You can't have it both ways.
Not true. My belief that Iraq had WMD was not motivated by partisanship. It was motivated by the information I had. That included:
--Iraq's undeniable failure to verifiably disarm after the first gulf war.
--Iraq's undeniable pursuit of WMD up through at least 1998, during Desert Fox.
--Intelligence judged to be reliable by the world's major intel agencies.
--Iraq's past use of WMD.
It turns out that information, for whatever reason, was inaccurate. But it was still the basis for my judgement, not some blind faith in Bush.
As for Syria, I am not attacking the Obama administration for lying. The thread title is tongue-in-cheek. I have no reason to think that admin is lying. However, if the left had any intellectual honesty, they would be even more
concerned about the Obama admin's claim, since the previous claim was proven false. Of course, they aren't concerned at all, because George Bush was a white Republican oil man who was out to make all his other oil men friends rich. Oh, and they are intellectually and morally bankrupt. I almost forgot that part.