Flimsy Sanity: The Dick in 1994 describes Quagmire

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Dick in 1994 describes Quagmire

2 Comments:

  • At 6:49 PM, Anonymous RJ Adams said…

    It begs the question, what changed his mind? 9/11? Partly, I believe, though not necessarily in the way, or for the reasons, most would expect. He would no doubt argue that Iraq had developed WMD's and Saddam had become more powerful in the region over the previous eight years, making him more of a threat. That we know to be untrue. Saddam was a threat to no-one. The collapse of his military when the US invaded was proof of that. Cheney was a founding member of the PNAC, whose members wrote, twelve months before 9/11, that a "Pearl Harbor" event was necessary before their plans could truly reach fruition. I believe, to Cheney and the PNAC, 9/11 provided an opportunity to good to miss. It would be reasonable to assume, given his statements in '94, that the long, hard, slog that followed on from the invasion was fully expected by those in the know. I'm convinced George Bush wasn't one of these. He was just a front man, and still is. Nothing drastic changed in Iraq between '94 and 2003, in fact the IAEA and UNMOVIC returned to Iraq in November 2002, with full permission from Saddam, and undertook searches that convinced them he had no WMD's, and had almost certainly dismantled the programs back in the 1990's. (see Wikipedia entry - UNMOVIC). All of which leads us to the conclusion, 9/11 was a fortuitous happening providing just the right level of public fear and insecurity to support an invasive war against a non-aggressive nation. Of course, there are those who would argue 9/11 following so soon after the PNAC declaration was too much of a coincidence. One day, we may know the answer to that. As of now, we don't.

     
  • At 11:20 AM, Anonymous michael greenwell said…

    i had seen this before but thanks for the reminder

    the barefacedness of them still comes as a shock sometimes.

     

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