The Republicans are in a win/win situation -if- they seize control of this story.
If the New York Times story is correct (as I said below) that means George Bush invading Iraq saved us from a Saddam having nuclear weapons TODAY.
If the New York Times story is wrong, this is yet another attempt by the media to use a bogus news story to sway the election. (Dan Rather, Al Qaqaa)
My fellow Republicans -all of you- bloggers, talk show hosts, pundits, cable news guests, elected officials etc; now is not the time to play defense. If you have to make a comment on this today, hit them and hit them hard.
If the New York Times wants to pull a November Surprise and try to sink Republicans, I can think of no better outcome then to have it backfire because they provided us proof Saddam was a year from developing a nuclear weapon.
Remember, offense, offense, offense. This only helps us -if- we help ourselves.
Related Update: I’ve read just about every word in the blogosphere on this story and this is the best post for laying the whole thing out on the table.