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Thursday, January 09, 2003
Iraq is a threat... honest it is a threat
"Britain is pressing for war against Iraq to be delayed for several months, possibly until the autumn, to give weapons inspectors more time to provide clear evidence of new violations by Saddam Hussein," write Anton La Guardia and George Jones in today's Telegraph. (Thanks to Jim Henley for the link.)
If this is true, and not an example of disinformation or the "fog of war" then the government of Great Britain doesn't agree with U.S. President George W. Bush who has said "we don't know how close he [Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein] is to a nuclear weapon right now" and that "we cannot wait for the final proof -- the smoking gun -- that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud." If the closest ally of the U.S. in the "war on terror" doesn't believe Bush, shouldn't the rest of us have doubts?
Even if the Telegraph report is disinformation or inaccurate for some other reason, there still is the issue of whether or not the Bush Administration is acting like it believes Iraq is an immediate threat. An invasion of Iraq has been talked about as coming soon for about a year now and yet it has at least not formally begun. This doesn't make it seem like Iraq is as much of a threat as Bush wants us to believe.
Could the administration's talk of the Iraqi threat really be fraudulent campaign be to further a never-ending war? I think you can guess how I'd answer the question.