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Monday, June 20, 2005
The real reason Saddam did not kill us all
While the hip thing to do seems to be question whether the "Downing Street Memos" are fakes and copies, evidence supporting the idea that WMDs weren't the threat they were cracked up to be grow. Richard Norton-Taylor writes in today's Guardian about former British diplomat Carne Ross:
[Ross] says today that claims the government made about Iraq's weapons programme were "totally implausible".This is a packet of lies, of course. As President Bush said on October 7, 2002, Saddam was a deadly threat who kill us in less time than it takes to play the NBA Finals.
Saddam wanted to kill us all, but he is also a fan of pro hoops. He wanted to kill us all in 2002, but he also wanted to see if the Los Angeles Lakers could win another championship, so he decided to wait. Then 2003 came, his government was overthrown but that didn't damper his ability to kill or his enthusiasm for round ball. It was a tough choice for old Saddam. Once again he wanted to kill us all but could the San Antonio Spurs repeat. Saddam decided to wait, figuring he could stay on the run and we all know how that turned out.
Actually I made that story up. Saddam really wanted to see the Boston Red Sox win the World Series before he killed us all. The Boston Red Sox couldn't get the job done in time. The team that once traded Babe Ruth let down Saddam, so great a fan he didn't kill us all.