Fineman: “I’ve never thought that the Clarke-Condi battle would decide the presidential election. It’s Iraq that will matter. The fundamental question: whether the invasion and occupation of that country has made America safer — or less so.”
He’s right. But there’s more to it than the “safer” question. That is the “ends” questions. But there is also the equally important “means” question. That question is about credibility and trust. Did the Bush team mislead the public on the way to Iraq?