Archive for the ‘Saddam’ Category

The Axis of Embarrassment

April 23, 2007

By way of Transterrestrial Musings, the possibility that Saddam had a shitload of WMD, and the WMDs were moved out of the country before the US troops got there (this was after going the UN Security Councial, twice, and getting Congressional approval, including the votes of Kerry, Kennedy & Clinton).

The Republicans won’t touch this because it would reveal the incompetence of the Bush administration in failing to neutralise the danger of Iraqi WMD. The Democrats won’t touch it because it would show President Bush was right to invade Iraq in the first place. It is an axis of embarrassment.

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A review of the historical facts…

February 19, 2007

Christopher Hitchens points out the key roles of Clinton & Gore in the long march toward war with Iraq.

…it was on the initiative of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, both of whom delivered extremely tough speeches warning of another round of confrontation with Saddam Hussein, that the Senate passed the Iraq Liberation Act that year, making it U.S. policy to remove the Baathists from power. It was the Clinton administration that bombed Sudan, claiming that a factory outside Khartoum represented a chemical-weapons link between Saddam and Osama Bin Laden. And, as Sen. Clinton reminded us in the very same speech, it was “President Clinton, with the British and others, [who] ordered an intensive four-day air assault, Operation Desert Fox, on known and suspected weapons of mass destruction sites and other military targets” in Iraq. On its own, this is enough to make childish nonsense of her insinuation that an “obsession” with Saddam took root only after the Bush-Cheney victory in 2000.

HT to Classical Values.