The Washington Post has a headline which reads: “Roberts: Iraq Will Affect Future War Votes”. A snippet of the article provides:
The Republican chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said yesterday that one lesson of the faulty prewar intelligence on Iraq is that senators would take a hard look at intelligence before voting to go to war.
“I think a lot of us would really stop and think a moment before we would ever vote for war or to go and take military action,” Sen. Pat Roberts (Kan.) said on “Fox News Sunday.”
Senators “don’t accept this intelligence at face value anymore,” said Pat Roberts, left, chairman of the Senate intelligence committee. Sen. Carl M. Levin said Iraq became a center of terrorism after its invasion in March 2003.
“We don’t accept this intelligence at face value anymore,” he added. “We get into preemptive oversight and do digging in regards to our hard targets.”
I’ve tried to come up with some meaningful political insight on the issue, but the most profound libertarian commentary which comes to mind is “No shit, Sherlock”.