Saturday, November 26, 2005
Defense hawk Dicks says he now sees war as a mistake
The Seattle Times: Local News: Defense hawk Dicks says he now sees war as a mistake
Another congressman sees the light. Dicks, a friend of Murtha, voted for the war but, like his friend, now says it was a mistake.
"'A lot of us relied on [former CIA director] George Tenet. We had many meetings with the White House and CIA, and they did not tell us there was a dispute between the CIA, Commerce or the Pentagon on the WMDs,' he said.
He and Murtha tended to give the military, the CIA and the White House the benefit of the doubt, Dicks says. But he now says he and his colleagues should have pressed much harder for answers.
'Norm ... Has Agonized'
'All of us have gone through a difficult period, but Norm really has agonized,' Murtha said this week.'"