Tuesday, August 14, 2007

WMD Video

The first video gets a bit incoherent at the end, but it's an excellent expose on the rhetoric that has gotten us where we are today.

It wasn't misleading. It wasn't slightly but defensibly dishonest, if there is such a thing. It wasn't about "WMDs" that could include 20-year old nerve gas that we had sold them; it was about nukes. It wasn't about state sponsorship of terrorism, which Syria, Iran, and most of the Arab states are guilty of; it was about a direct connection to 9/11. It was manipulation. It was wholesale fabrication. It was lies. It was despicable.

On a related note, this includes some of the statements of the very architects of the Iraq plan before this horrendous idea became so fashionable.

If only this guy had been around to talk some sense into renegades like Colin Powell:

But he was not.