August 16, 2002


Top Republicans Break With Bush on Iraq Strategy (TODD S. PURDUM and PATRICK E. TYLER, August 16, 2002, NY Times)
Leading Republicans from Congress, the State Department and past administrations have begun to break ranks with President Bush over his administration's high-profile planning for war with Iraq, saying the administration has neither adequately prepared for military action nor made the case that it is needed.

These senior Republicans include former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft, the first President Bush's national security adviser. All say they favor the eventual removal of Saddam Hussein, but some say they are concerned that Mr. Bush is proceeding in a way that risks alienating allies, creating greater instability in the Middle East, and harming long-term American interests. They add that the administration has not shown that Iraq poses an urgent threat to the United States.

Gotta love the Times; if these guys were top Republicans don't you think maybe they'd have jobs? Until last week, the Left wanted to try Kissinger for war crimes, now he's the voice of reason and moderation.
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 16, 2002 12:53 PM
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