Stephen Hayes is certainly tenacious. Three weeks after his Case Closed article, Hayes has yet another article maintaining a focus on Feith memo., and collabration between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. My series of posts following the Feith memo can be found here.
Hayes writes in the December 15, 2003 issue of the Weekly Standard that Evan Bayh (D. Indiana), responded to questions last week on the war in Iraq and the Feith memo. According to Hayes, Bayh reiterated his support for the war in Iraq and encouraged President Bush administration to be more aggressive in its preemptive measures to protect Americans:
Even if there's only a 10 percent chance that Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden would cooperate, the question is whether that's an acceptable level of risk. My answer to that would be an unequivocal 'no.' We need to be much more pro-active on eliminating threats before they're imminent.There is more, Hayes’ "An Itelligent Democrat" is worth reading. It provides hope that even though the main stream media let us down on thoroughly analyzing the Feith memo, the Senate Intelligence Committee may release additional information about it. That of course assumes that the Committee can get over the roadblock caused by the Democratic staff memo laying out a plan to politicize intelligence data. You can find my posts about that memo here.
Bayh had this to say about the growing evidence of a relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda: Some of the intelligence is strong, and some of it is murky. But that's the nature of intelligence on a relationship like this--lots of it is going to be speculation and conjecture. Following 9/11, we await certainty at our peril.