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Operation Iraqi Freedom And Weapons Of Mass Destruction

It seems de rigueur these days to claim that President Bush prevaricated when he took us to war against Iraq. We have yet to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the ostensible reason for Operation Iraqi Freedom, and they say Mr. Bush had the flimsiest of reason to believe they were there. Most critics, however, conveniently ignore the other asserted reasons such as the mass murders, financing of suicide bombings and the harboring of terrorists – to name three.

In any event, here is what William Safire had to say the other day:

When weighing the murky evidence of an aggressive tyranny’s weapons, President Bush and Prime Minister Blair were obliged to take no chances. The burden of proof was on Saddam. By his contempt, he invited invasion; by its response, the coalition established the credibility of its resolve. There was no “intelligence hoax.”

We agree.

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