Friday, August 12, 2005

Two Minor Points.

The television media and left-wing academia have criticized the war in Iraq by saying the following.

1) The war was fought over weapons of mass destruction. No weapons of mass destruction were found so Saddam Hussein was wronged.

2) The 9/11 commission found no evidence of a link between Saddam Hussein and the al-Qaida so Iraq has never had anything to do with the war on terror.

What they don't mention is that for something to count as a weapon of mass destruction it must be ready for use. The 500 tons of uranium, (NYT abstract - no registration for the abstract but the article requires a purchase) some or it enriched, which would have been enough to make 120 some nuclear bombs that was found is somehow always left out of the discussion since it was not technically a WMD when the invasion began.

Also, what is only now coming out is that the 9/11 commission had somewhat selective memory when it comes to what they actually knew (and when). It seems they may have been trying to discredit the Czech intelligence claim that the leader of the 9/11 assault met with an Iraqi official in the spring of the year 2001 in Prague which lead to the Iraqi ambassador being declared persona non grata.

Oh well. Maybe the media's claims that civil war has broken out in Iraq or that the terrorists have driven American forces into the ocean or that Iraq has been reduced to scorched bedrock will turn out to be true. Lots of people believe them after all, so it must be true.

Completely off topic - Is Brian Williams on NBC news any relation to Tokyo Rose? Just wondering.

Update: Brian Williams IS Tokyo Rose! No just kidding. But it seems that the 9/11 commission left out a little more info about Baathist involvement in the attacks.


At Mon. Aug. 15, 01:23:00 a.m. 2005, Blogger Bloggard said...

The whole thing was politically motivated for personal gains. The post on Dark Man was funny. Heh he heh.

At Wed. Aug. 17, 03:00:00 p.m. 2005, Blogger Apesnake said...

I think I see a connection between the 9/11 commission and the practice of spinning people on wheels. Neither does much to help anything but they appear therapeutic.


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