Michael Barone is a fool:
How else to explain this
part of his review of Feith's book:
Unfortunately ... the administration allowed its critics to frame the issue around the fact that stockpiles of weapons weren't found.
So, when Bush spent much of his 2003 State of the Union address
on WMD (1000 words), that was the work of "administration critics" to frame the issue. Same for Colin Powell waving a vial of talcum powder at the UN
one month laterr. Behold the power of administration critics to take the Bush administration off-message.