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Thursday, December 19, 2002
Andrew Sullivan writes:
SO IT'S WAR: How else to interpret the U.S.'s judgment that the Iraq arms dossier is incomplete? The only reason not to say so explicitly today is because we need more time before we attack. I can see no other rationale for delay. It's a good sign Colin Powell is the front man for this assessment. It carries more weight coming from one of the more conciliatory members of the administration. But the truth is, Saddam has given no possible lee-way for conciliation. The blizzard of obfuscatory documents hasn't worked. The administration was right to take its time. The more patient we are, the tighter the noose around Saddam gets. And then it starts in earnest. I'd put the odds of war early next year as close to 80 percent now.I put the odds as closer to 100% but what do I know? The part I find interesting is, "we need more time before we attack." You would think by now that the Bush Administration would have its act together and be ready to attack. What is taking them so long? Could it possibly be that they have all the time in the world because Iraq is not a threat?