Tuesday, January 27, 2004

The dam is cracking and the truth is finally trickling out -- there are no major WMD stocks in Iraq.

What we've seen over the past 48 hours or so has been fascinating; David Kay, then Powell, Bush and Scott McLellan all finally conceding what critics have been saying all along -- that Iraq probably did not have large chemical or biological stockpiles.

The finger of blame is currently being pointed (especially by former Iraq Survey Group chief, David Kay) at the intelligence agencies for providing dodgy intel. Whoever's at fault, the end result is the same -- the British and American people were sold a pup.

President Bush this afternoon skirted around the issue by saying that "There is no doubt in my mind the world is a better place without Saddam Hussein."

There's no doubt in my mind either -- but that's not why we went to war. Bush's comments represent a retrospective justification for the Iraq conflict that just doesn't hold up.

Paul Koring from Canada's Globe and Mail is is among those to spot how the war is being re-spun.


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