Secretary Of Mass Destruction

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on December 16, 2010

A facebook friend posted a link to
“Condoleezza Rice Smacks Down Katie Couric’s Insulting, Ignorant Depiction of Iraq War”. This referred to a video posted at The type below the video says “Secretary Rice gives the greatest, most thorough and intelligent response to the criticisms of the decision to go to war in Iraq that has ever been made. As an added bonus, she also makes Katie Couric look shrill and uninformed.”
The first part of the discussion regards WMD, what the administration knew, and when did they know it. Miss Rice maintains the “preponderance of evidence” was that Iraq had WMD. It is an established fact that chemical weapons were used during the Iran-Iraq war.

What is not discussed here was the fact that WMD was the excuse for the invasion, not the reason. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz was quoted saying
“The truth is that for reasons that have a lot to do with the U.S. government bureaucracy we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on which was weapons of mass destruction as the core reason.”
In 1941, The United States was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor. A declaration of war was issued within a week. There was no settling on an issue for bureaucratic reasons.

Miss Kouric asked Miss Rice if there was another rationale for going to war, other than WMD. Miss Rice did not answer the question, but instead repeated that the administration had good reason to believe there were WMD.

At the 3:21 point, Miss Rice makes an amazing comment.
“We didn’t worry about weapons of mass destruction, particularly, in the hands of Russians. The Russians had, a hundred thousand, a hundred times the weapons capability of Saddam Hussein.” To anyone who remembers the cold war, this is a jaw dropper. PG grew up expecting to be nuked by the evil commies. And now we find out that our leaders were not worried. Maybe the communist threat was a lie.
The last part of the interview was an exercise in rhetoric. The question is whether you prefer the people of Iraq putting together the “first confessional democracy in the middle east” to a nuclear arms race between Saddam Hussein and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Never mind the threat to Iran posed by Iraq ( and vice versa). Now, Iran is stronger than ever.

The issue of the price tag for this war is not addressed. Unknown thousands of dead Iraqis, thousands of maimed and killed Americans, millions of refugees, and the annihilation of the American economy. Yes, we may be better off with Saddam Hussein, but can we afford the change we made?

Pictures for tonight’s amusement are from ” The Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”.

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  1. Chris West said, on December 18, 2010 at 7:27 am

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