Iraq: Distorted Intelligence, Failed Strategy
The facts are clear: Bush’s team was bent on going to war and distorted the intelligence to mislead the American people into supporting an ill-conceived invasion. The question now is how to deal with this terrible mess. There aren’t any easy answers, but our troops cannot be left as targets in the midst of a growing Iraqi civil war. We need to redeploy our troops over the next year, support the Iraqis in their effort to govern themselves and encourage our allies in the region to provide assistance.