Saturday, August 13, 2005

WMD found in Iraq!

I saw this headline:

Chemical Weapons Stash Found

...and for a split second thought "Wow! They found some of Saddam's WMD!"

But no. This is a chemical weapons factory created by the insurgency. Saddam's missing WMD - that's so 2003.

This is distressing, to say the least. Laying the democracy issue aside for a moment, we can say now say one thing about Iraq: Not only was the original strategic rationale for invading (WMD, long-term threat to the United States) flat-out wrong, the invasion has accomplished exactly the opposite of its original aims. Iraq didn't have many ties to terrorists. Now it's the new Afghanistan. There weren't any WMD. Now they're making them to use against U.S. troops.