Say it with me: “It’s All Bush’s Fault”

So, let me get this straight…  Saddam Hussein was very, very close to having nukes back in 2002.  Looks like the Bush administration was right all along.  Imagine that.

But, if you’re the New York Times, the interpretation of this astounding news is “HOW DARE BUSH SHOW THE WORLD HOW TO MAKE A BOMB, BASED ON SADDAM’S NOTES!

Um,  let’s think about this for a minute.  Doesn’t this mean we were justified in invading Iraq?  Sure, we may have miscalculated about the results of the invasion, but that doesn’t take away from the justness of the act itself.  Take away the strongman Hussein, and it was inevitable that an artificial nation like Iraq would start breaking up into its natural pieces: the Sunnis, Shias, and Kurds.  No amount of that miraculous thing called Western democracy could have prevented, or in the future will prevent, that.  If anything, imposing the “rule of the people” will hasten it.   But, that really isn’t our problem, is it?

Before these new revelations, I was even leaning toward the “it was a mistake to have ever invaded Iraq” stance.  No longer.  We’ve made a ton of errors since invading, and perhaps we should start quietly (without broadcasting a timetable, which is just inviting those who would cause trouble in Iraq to start making plans for when we’re gone) making our withdrawal and let the various factions within that fiction called Iraq settle things themselves.  The world is definitely, without a doubt, a safer place without a nuclear Iraq.


3 Responses to “Say it with me: “It’s All Bush’s Fault””

  1. 1 Randy November 3, 2006 at 11:50 am

    I believe that the documents in question- if you read the NYT article – were from before the 1991 Persian Gulf War. The article states, and I quote directly, “But in recent weeks, the site has posted some documents thar weapons experts say are a danger themselves: detailed accounts of Iraq’s secret research before the 1991 Persian Gulf War.” No one ever argued that before the Persian Gulf War- Sadaam was on his way towards developing those weapons. But after the war those plans were no longer in effect- partially due to sanctions. So please lets be honest about this. It was a mistake. If we felt strongly about getting rid of the world’s bad guys- why aren’t we in Sudan?

  2. 2 Edmund C. November 3, 2006 at 11:58 am

    Read carefully the NY Times article.

    Among the dozens of documents in English were Iraqi reports written in the 1990s and in 2002 for United Nations inspectors in charge of making sure Iraq had abandoned its unconventional arms programs after the Persian Gulf war. Experts say that at the time, Mr. Hussein’s scientists were on the verge of building an atom bomb, as little as a year away.

    Sudan is a false comparison, because getting rid of the world’s bad guys is not our mission, however admirable that might be. Preventing those bad guys from hurting us, is. I do not see any threat from Sudan.

  3. 3 Bekah November 4, 2006 at 2:35 pm

    Ever since Bush publically admitted that there were no WMDs in Iraq, since for years no evidence had been acquired, the media has felt they have been validated in their appraisal that Iraq was impotent, and will not let go of that bias no matter what the evidence.

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