"and" it would include many more than just George W. Bush.
What amazes me is that people will say that Bush is such an idiot and then in the same conversation credit him with the ability to deceive those they view as brilliant.
Those "brilliant" people made the decisions they did based on the whole picture, including the history of the entire situation and intelligence from all over the world and from before GWB's entering office. Things aren't going as well as people would like over there now and so, instead of taking responsibility for their decisions, they claim they were hoodwinked by a moron and it's not their fault at all. To me that speaks volumes about their own abilities to govern in their own ways.
And now some want to have it both ways. There were no WMD ! Now there were such dangerous materials with the ability to trigger nuclear weapons-OMG !! Why do they care? They used up their marker on the no WMD already-it's spent. And we cannot control weaponry and explosives that aren't there when we arrive. And it's speculation on anyone's part to use the facts that are out there to decide that they were there after the war started-period. So now we didn't get there soon enough and they were able to move explosives that SH wasn't even supposed to have in the first place but the UN allowed him to keep for mining purposes? Give me a break. The UN and the IAEA dropped the ball on that one. Those explosives were illegal under the treaty and he wasn't required to destroy them.
And today there is a Major who was at the ammo dump and destroyed 250 tons of munitions before the fall of Baghdad and that the bunkers were not sealed when they got there-after the last time that the IAEA had been there.