June 04, 2003

Wolfy in Vanity Fair There

Wolfy in Vanity Fair

There is quite a ruckus surrounding Wolfowitz's comments in a Vanity Fair profile (no online link) regarding what role WMD played in terms of Washington's decision to go to war. Given how critical the WMD angle was (as a justification for war) for some pro-war advocates like myself, the issue definitely merits significant attention.

Right now, however, given time constraints, I'm simply linking to the "must reads" on this issue and hope to analyze asap when time permits. First, here are Wolfy's actual comments in full (the key portion is at the end). Second, here is Joshua Micah Marshall's take which is likely the most thoughtful anti-Wolfy analysis I've seen yet regarding this interview. Note too Bill Kristol's defense of the Deputy Defense Secretary's comments. Also take a peek at Maureen Dowd's treatment of this issue in today's NYT.

Important too, an insight into how the lefty British press is spinning the story. The issue of whether intelligence was cooked and whether WMD will be found is causing a bigger stir (to date) in the U.K. (note the Vanity Fair interview mention in this last link) than in the U.S. Tony Blair believes he will be vindicated on the WMD issue. Stay tuned for more on this soon.

Posted by Gregory at June 4, 2003 08:27 AM
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