Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Why We Fight

Before we all get caught up in Super Tuesday fever, let's all pause for a moment silence in remembrance of Colin Powell's credibility, which was anthraxed to death on this day half a decade ago.

"There can be no doubt that Saddam Hussein has biological weapons and the capability to rapidly produce more, many more. And he has the ability to dispense these lethal poisons and diseases in ways that can cause massive death and destruction.

"...But what I want to bring to your attention today is the potentially much more sinister nexus between Iraq and the al-Qaida terrorist network, a nexus that combines classic terrorist organizations and modern methods of murder. ...Iraqi officials deny accusations of ties with al-Qaida. These denials are simply not credible.

"...We know that Saddam Hussein is determined to keep his weapons of mass destruction, is determined to make more. Given Saddam Hussein's history of aggression, given what we know of his grandiose plans, given what we know of his terrorist associations, and given his determination to exact revenge on those who oppose him, should we take the risk that he will not someday use these weapons at a time and a place and in a manner of his choosing, at a time when the world is in a much weaker position to respond?

"The United States will not and cannot run that risk for the American people. Leaving Saddam Hussein in possession of weapons of mass destruction for a few more months or years is not an option, not in a post-September 11th world."

That worked out pretty well, didn't it?

GOP voters head to the polls today to choose the candidate they believe is most committed to prolonging this horrifically unpopular war.. McCain says he's in for at least another century, so he's obviously the frontrunner, but polls don't close for another 14 hours, which is plenty of time for Romney to revise his position.

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