We've been in Iraq since 1991. We've had inspectors scouring the country for years looking for stuff. We've had our jets patrolling the "no fly" zones since then. No doubt we've had well-placed intelligence assets feeding us info for many many years there as well. What gives??? Why would Bush and Co. expose themselves to what they are going through now, and possibly sacrifice their second term, if they weren't sure about the claims they were making about the imminence of threat, WMDs, the connection to 9/11 etc.?
Could it be that reelection is not GWB's primary motivation? Could it be that merely putting in place the multi-year, multi-billion dollar contracts for George and Co. is the primary objective of the entire presidency? And, oh BTW, Governor Jeb Bush from Florida gets in the White House in a few years and sets up the next round of (by then) gazillion dollar contracts for Bush and Co.
Nah . . .
that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Mandela