Statement on Paul O'Neill
Des Moines, IA, January 14, 2004
“If Paul O'Neill as a member of the National Security Council didn't see evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, if he saw a President disengaged in the policy process, if Colin Powell saw no evidence of a 'smoking gun' tie between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein - what exactly did the Democrats who supported the war see? Why didn't they ask the tough questions before the war, not six months later?
“Leadership is the courage to stand up and ask the tough questions, to stand up for what you believe - even when the polls tell you it may not be popular.”