Saturday, June 24, 2006
There Were No WMD In Iraq
I think that's a good idea, but hyping the idea that there were WMD in Iraq is really dumb. I have a feeling that the way some are spinning the reports of WMD in Iraq are setting us all up to look bad (not intentionally, of course).
Playing-up the old chem weapons scattered around as vast supplies of WMD is really dumb, and will take away from the more important themes that we should draw-on.
It would make much more sense to use the reports to provide proper perspective; reminding people that when they say "No WDM were found in Iraq", they mean it figuratively, not literally. They just didn't have large, fresh stocks and weren't actively producing WMD. They were doing research and could set-up production and testing in weeks (not days, as the brits believed).
The US hasn't made too many new nukes lately either. People still take our stok on hand relatively seriously though.