Monday, February 27, 2006

No, wait, the war is now about, about, um...

First it was “about oil”, then it was about “avenging an old enemy for daddy”, then it was about WMDs, then it was about imposing faith, then it was about...

If you listen to the sort of people who try to explain away everything they disagree with, you’re likely to hear amusing but unreliable tales of woe, notions that everything supporting their view of the world being linked together, and evidence of mass-murder, unilateral warfare against Kuwait and Iran, funding Hizballah, Hamas, and Jihadist miscreants having no linkage.

You will hear the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament having advocated for Saddaam who wanted nukes, and for Iran that wants nukes.

You’ll never hear this, though:

«There's more. Indeed, as late as 2000, Saddam can be heard in his office talking with Iraqi scientists about his ongoing plans to build a nuclear device. At one point, he discusses Iraq's plasma uranium program — something that was missed entirely by U.N. weapons inspectors combing Iraq for WMD.

This is particularly troubling, since it indicates an active, ongoing attempt by Saddam to build an Iraqi nuclear bomb.

"What was most disturbing," said John Tierney, the ex- FBI agent who translated the tapes, "was the fact that the individuals briefing Saddam were totally unknown to the U.N. Special Commission (or UNSCOM, the group set up to look into Iraq's WMD programs)."

Perhaps most chillingly, the tapes record Iraq Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz talking about how easy it would be to set off a WMD in Washington. The comments come shortly after Saddam muses about using "proxies" in a terror attack.

9-11, anyone?

In short, let us repeat: President Bush was right. We had to invade to disarm Saddam — otherwise, he would have completely reconstituted his chemical, nuclear and bio-weapons programs when inspectors left.

Saddam probably knew better than to use them himself against the U.S. But it's likely he wouldn't have hesitated giving one or more to terror groups with which he had routine contact.»
You see, the war was about anything but a mass-murderer who opaque to the world sought to dominate his people, neighboring states, and use terrorist to do the dirtiest of his dirty work.

It could only be about the theories western academic leftist could imagine, because suddenly if it weren’t, they would be wrong for once – and they aren’t capable of dealing with that. So it HAD to be about something else. It just HAD to.

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