Stephen Colbert sits down with LA Times reporter Bob Drogin to discuss his book, Curveball: Spies, Lies and the Con Man Who Caused a War on the catastrophic choice to embrace questionable intelligence from an Iraqi dissident because it suited the Bush administration's desire to launch an offensive against Iraq.
COLBERT: The book is called Curveball: Spies, Lies and the Con Man Who Caused a War. But he didn't cause a war. He provided the rationale for the war.
DROGIN: He provided the pretext for...
COLBERT: We needed to go to war with Saddam Hussein. We had been hit; they were hittable. Okay?