Apparently alerting certain Middle Eastern leaders that he was ‘sure’ President Bush planned to launch an attack on Iraq. Powerline has a transcript of an interview Fox News’ Chris Wallace did with the Senator. The quote in question (emphasis added):
SEN. ROCKEFELLER: No. The â€“ I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I’ll be happy to answer it a thousand times. I took a trip by myself in January of 2002 to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria, and I told each of the heads of state that it was my view that George Bush had already made up his mind to go to war against Iraq â€“ that that was a predetermined set course which had taken shape shortly after 9/11.
Just what on earth was he doing discussing sensitive US foreign policy with foreign leaders in the Middle East?
Hat tip to Captain Ed, who writes:
One of the readers that pointed out this passage to me, Mark H., notes that Rockefeller’s conversation with Bashar Assad may have given Saddam Hussein 14 months to collude on the transfer of WMD to Syria, rather than the 6 we assumed he got when Bush wasted five months trying to get the UN to enforce its own resolutions.
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