Required Reading For Lefties
I've seen few better examples of the morally bankrupt non-philosophy of the left than that which is contained in this exposition by Norman Podhoretz . The whole foundation of the Left is a lie; their strategies are founded on lies; their tactics wrapped in lies. It is their lies and their dogged promotion of them which are the most repugnant part of their whole movement. Read it all.
As time passes and more information becomes available, it is clear Saddam Hussein possessed large quantities of chemical weapons. It is clear he was attempting to establish nuclear capability. It is clear he had the UN eating out of his hand, to the extraodinary degree that even the official definition of WMD was so 'tight' he could use it to his advantage. It is clear he was financing terrorism. It is clear he was being aided and abetted by France and Russia.
I do not suggest Saddamite Iraq was the only 'bad egg' but that is not the issue here. A start had to be made somewhere and Iraq was the chosen initial field of battle.
More and more, criticism of the Bush administraion is rightly pointing at a failure to confront and stand up to the endless tirade of lies and misinformation from the left in the US, Europe and New Zealand.
It is my expectation that within a relatively short time, the bulk of Allied troops will be withdrawn from Iraq and will become available to focus on the next chosen field of the battle in this serious and real Third World War which has been going on now since well before September 2001.