Briefly Noted: About That Lying:
Absence is presence in this post-deconstructionist world, no? So, when Kerry declared that Bush misled the country into war with Iraq through lies about WMDs, al-Qaeda links, and use of force as a last resort, Bush should have defended against those accusations. He did not. Was that a tacit admission of misleading the country? In other words, if Bush's only defense is "He saw the same intelligence I did," Bush is, at the least, passing the buck (and Kerry didn't send the troops to Iraq), but, at the most, failing to explain his "misleading" statements.