Sunday, April 02, 2006

Yes, Bush Was Determined to Have His War

And it didn't matter what the facts on WMDs were. Bush and Tony Blair casually discussed the ways in which a war was going to happen, regardless of any outside circumstances. From the original New York Times article:

But behind closed doors, the president was certain that war was inevitable. During a private two-hour meeting in the Oval Office on Jan. 31, 2003, he made clear to Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain that he was determined to invade Iraq without the second [UN] resolution, or even if international arms inspectors failed to find unconventional weapons, said a confidential memo about the meeting written by Mr. Blair's top foreign policy adviser and reviewed by The New York Times. (Emphasis added.)
If this isn't shocking enough, check out this assessment by our master strategist, the Boy Emperor:
The memo indicates the two leaders envisioned a quick victory and a transition to a new Iraqi government that would be complicated, but manageable. Mr. Bush predicted that it was "unlikely there would be internecine warfare between the different religious and ethnic groups." Mr. Blair agreed with that assessment. (Empasis added.)
A blind, ignorant man, determined to have a war, being enabled by someone (Blair) I used to trust. It did not matter whether the ostensible reason for the war was true; it was going to happen no matter what. In any other democratic country on earth, this would be grounds for removal from office.
But not here. After all, it wasn't as serious a matter as having an affair with your intern.

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