State’s Legislators mixed on war

Sunday, February 8th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Oklahoma's Congress members had mixed feelings about the Iraq war and a related intelligence commission as they debated at an Oklahoma Press Association conference.

U-S Senator Don Nickles said yesterday Saddam Hussein himself was a weapon of mass destruction and a tyrant.

Nickles also says the Clinton administration should have gone after Osama bin Laden and other terrorists before September eleventh.

U-S Representative Brad Carson says he has serious questions because inspectors didn't find weapons of mass destruction.

But he also says politics is hurting the search for truth by the commission appointed to look into intelligence gathering.

U-S Representative Ernest Istook says U-S intelligence suffered because past leaders pulled back on human intelligence techniques.