OK Kerry, Go For It

OK John Kerry, here’s your chance. You have been handed what potentially is the biggest presidential scandal in American history: the President, intentionally or incompetently, mislead the public and the Congress into starting a war with a nation that had not attacked or even threatened us.

For the good of the country and the world, this is not the time to hold back. I was in the room when you said you had seen no secret intelligence beyond what the public had been told backing up the President’s claims that Iraq was an imminent threat, so I don’t think you are holding back because you know something that the public does not.

You’re the front-runner, so it’s your responsibility as well as your opportunity to take the lead on this one — and if you do then you might just deserve the presidency for that alone. Otherwise, perhaps you should think about getting out of the way.

Update – Since writing that I came across this:

IN FIERY SPEECHES Sunday to 400 Democratic activists gathered in Mount Pleasant, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio assailed President Bush. While Kucinich said the Bush administration “lied to the American people,” Dean compared Bush to President Nixon during the Watergate crisis. “What did the president know and when did he know it?” Dean asked, in a reprise of the famous question posed about Nixon in 1974.

“The country is facing a serious crisis,” Dean told the crowd. “Our people are dying in Iraq at the rate of nine a week and the American people may not have had the full information about why we went there.”

Now all we have to do is get the media to actually report the facts.