Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Brownback and Iraq

Kendrick Blackwood writing in KC's The Pitch has written an excellent expose of Kansas Senator Sam Brownback's role in creating the Iraq debacle. What a shame that it appears so late in the electoral season and in a weekly community paper rather in Knight-Ridder's KC Star or Wichita Eagle.

In short, Brownback didn't just support Bush's disastrous policy, he helped create it.

"When the definitive history of the current Iraq war is finally written," John Dizard pointed out in a May 4 Salon piece, "wealthy exile Ahmad Chalabi will be among those judged most responsible for the Bush administration's decision to invade Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein."

Although Kansans tend not to bring it up, it was Brownback who provided Chalabi much of his access to Washington.

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