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Dean Baker:

The latest news about Iran should be very scary to anyone old enough to remember the 2002 elections. Those who lived in that distant time will remember a president slumping in the polls in the wake of a sinking economy and an accounting scandal that centered on his Texas buddies at Enron. Recognizing the seriousness of the situation, President Bush's team began raising the warning about Saddam Hussein and his WMDs. The Democratic leadership, showing the combination of courage and foresight that has made them legendary, supported Bush's drive to war. The argument was that if they just voted for the war resolution, they could then turn public debate to domestic issues. Three and a half years later, we're still waiting.

By fnord12 | January 18, 2006, 4:08 PM | Liberal Outrage