No, the democrats were given the intel by bushie. Besides...<quoted text>
No, no, what I'm saying is Obama took a crisis that he didn't want it to go to waste and now we're 6 trillion more in debt.
I'm also saying the Democrats were privy to the same intelligence as Bush (and were just hoping you'd be stupid enough to believe they were "lied to"), voted for both wars and voted for the funding of both wars.
However, Newt and Clinton's Republican Congress are responsible for the surplus during the 6 of Clinton's 8 year term. He was just smart enough to go along with it.
Are we good now?
"... SPIEGEL: The German government was convinced that "Curveball" would not be used in the now famous presentation that then US Secretary of State Colin Powell gave in 2003 before the United Nations Security Council.
Drumheller: I had assured my German friends that it wouldn't be in the speech. I really thought that I had put it to bed. I had warned the CIA deputy John McLaughlin that this case could be fabricated. The night before the speech, then CIA director George Tenet called me at home. I said: "Hey Boss, be careful with that German report. It's supposed to be taken out. There are a lot of problems with that." He said: "Yeah, yeah. Right. Dont worry about that."
SPIEGEL: But it turned out to be the centerpiece in Powell’s presentation -- and nobody had told him about the doubts.
Drumheller: I turned on the TV in my office, and there it was. So the first thing I thought, having worked in the government all my life, was that we probably gave Powell the wrong speech. We checked our files and found out that they had just ignored it.
SPIEGEL: So the White House just ignored the fact that the whole story might have been untrue?
Drumheller: The policy was set. The war in Iraq was coming and they were looking for intelligence to fit into the policy. Right before the war, I said to a very senior CIA officer: "You guys must have something else," because you always think it's the CIA. "There is some secret thing I don`t know." He said: "No. But when we get to Baghdad, we are going to find warehouses full of stuff. Nobody is going to remember all of this."..."
So yes, bushie did lie. It's really clear.