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Monday, February 03, 2003
The escalation of the war with Iraq marches on
"White House officials said today that the space shuttle disaster would not slow or alter President Bush's plans to confront Iraq and that Secretary of State Colin L. Powell would appear as scheduled before the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday to make the case for quick action to disarm Saddam Hussein," writes Richard W. Steenson in a New York Times story dated February 2.
The following paragraph is particularly interesting:
"The president views this as a tragedy that has touched the lives of the American people and as a reminder of the risks of space flight," said Ari Fleischer, the White House spokesman. "The president does not see it as connected to other events around the world."While that makes sense, it represents a change in logic for the Bush Administration, which has previously tried to use the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as the justification for escalating the war against a country, Iraq, that by all accounts had nothing to do with those attacks. (Click here for an example of this.)