Saddam is out of power and everyone is better off because of it. Let’s all agree to that. But while that is the constant refrain of the Bush team, the debate is really about all of the other Iraq-related issues. From the cost of the war, to the reactions of the Iraqis, to the dashed expectations of the public to the missing WMDs, to the very appropriate questions as to whether the effort decreased terrorism, to the signs that many here and abroad think they were duped about the reasons for the war – there’s plenty more to this picture than Saddam’s current whereabouts.
. . . Friday March 19, 2004