I keep meaning to post this. After Russert quizzed Edwards for saying “I think Iraq and Saddam Hussein present the most serious and most imminent threat” in 2002, Edwards responded on how he didn’t vote for Bush to make a mess in Iraq. Okay, a bit lame but fair enough. But Russert followed-up:
MR. RUSSERT: But you will acknowledge that Saddam was not “the most imminent threat to America” when you said that?
SEN. EDWARDS: You mean what we now know? We now know that he didn’t have weapons of mass destruction. We didn’t know that at the time. But we do now know that and that is a difference. There’s no question about that.
I do wish that Russert had pressed just one more question:
“Senator Edwards, John Kerry has said that Bush lied to the American people about the WMDs. Why do you get to say you weren’t lying because you believed at the time there were WMDs , but John Kerry says Bush was lying for the exact same reason?