Tuesday, February 03, 2004

What's the big deal with no WMDs?

I am still trying to figure out why the ENTIRE discussion of the war in Iraq is now focused on the intelligence "failure" that told us that WMDs would be waiting for us as soon as we entered Iraq. It seems like there were countless reasons to go in to Iraq, this weapons threat was only one of them.

Imagine we had to justify our entrance in to WWII on the grounds that the Nazis had WMDs, and all we found when we got in were gas-chambers that posed absolutely no threat to the US.

This is all a big red herring. It is attempting a post-hoc restructure of the whole debate on the war, making this WMD thing retroactively the sole reason for the invasion. This is of course easy now that the actual threats that Sadam Hussein and the Ba'athists posed are no longer there.

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