19 July 2004

Oh really?

Oh yeah, we NEEDED to go into Iraq. This from the Jerusalem Post:

The risk of Iranian non-conventional weapons being transferred to the Hizbullah [Hezbollah] "exists," in the same way the group was supplied with long-range rockets, a senior IDF intelligence official said in the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday.

The official, Brig.-Gen. Yossi Kupperwasser, said that Iran has resumed its work on nuclear centrifuges needed to make nuclear materials after releasing themselves from a commitment to Europe to halt efforts. He said the development is "worrisome."

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And let's see, what did the 9/11 Commission say? From Reuters:

[. . .]

The commission investigating the attacks will detail links between al-Qaida and Iran in its final report this week, raising new questions about why Bush turned his focus to Iraq after Sept. 11, 2001. The commission has found more al-Qaida contacts with Iran than with Iraq, officials said.[my emphasis]

[. . .]

So why are we in Iraq? Because President Mission Accomplished is a bully and a coward. If he went into Iran or North Korea, we'd lose ten thousand troops, maybe more. Iraq was easy and Bush knew it. Or rather Cheney knew it and he told President C-student to do it.

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