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Monday, December 09, 2002
"All governments are liars and murderers"Iraq's dossier on its weapons of mass destruction program has arrived at the United Nations. I feel the need to say how I feel about this since I haven't been perfectly clear about it in the past.
Althought it wouldn't shock me to find out that the Bush Administration is lieing when it says it has proof Iraq is developing weapons of mass destruction, my gut instinct is that Iraq probably does have weapons of mass destruction and is continuing to develop them for reasons that may be perfectly logical. I do not believe that the United States has any right to tell any other country what weapons it can or can not develop given the Uncle Sam's brutal record. And don't try to tell me that it is the United Nations that is really trying to disarm Iraq. The United Nations is only doing what the U.S. wants and, as I argued in "Was the United States post September 11 just a Dress Rehearsal?", the U.N. has no credibility because it has failed to be a counterweight to the U.S.
None of this means that I like the idea of Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. It just means that weapons of mass destruction bother me no more in the hands of Saddam Hussein than they do in the hands of George W. Bush. Maybe they even bother me less.