Novak Says He Had Better Sources Than Bush On Iraqi WMD…
Think Progress December 24, 2005 at 01:24 AM
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BLITZER: What was so bad about going in and getting rid of Saddam Hussein?
NOVAK: It was wonderful getting rid of him. I'd like to get rid of a lot of dictators, but we can't send the U.S. military around the world to get rid of every dictator.
The question was, was it necessary in the national interest?
BLITZER: Was it?
NOVAK: I didn't think it was. I didn't think it at the time. Because I said several times on this network that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
BLITZER: How did you know that and the president of the United States, the vice president of the United States were convinced that there were apparently?
NOVAK: Because my sources -- I don't run my own CIA. My sources didn't think there were, in the military, people I trusted.
And the indication by the inspectors indicated there was no weapons. But the point...
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