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Thursday, December 18, 2003

Here's a snippet of an exchange between Diane Sawyer and President Bush (quoted from an article in the New York Times today):

'"And if he doesn't have weapons of mass destruction?" Ms. Sawyer asked the president, according to a transcript provided by ABC.'

'"Diane, you can keep asking the question," Mr. Bush replied. "I'm telling you — I made the right decision for America because Saddam Hussein used weapons of mass destruction, invaded Kuwait. But the fact that he is not there is, means America's a more secure country."'

This is where the Node of Evil disagrees with this Administration -- hunting and killing despotic leaders like Hussein will not make America "more secure". The entire world knows that the U.S. used the weapons of mass destruction issue to push for war with Iraq, and the fact that there are no weapons only fuels anti-American sentiment around the globe. While Hussein needed to go, he was only a marginal threat to the U.S. His rhetoric rang hollow (much like Bush's does now), not the stuff to incite anti-U.S. sentiment of the quality to produce terrorism. And that analysis is true inasmuch as one believes that anti-U.S. sentiment is the root cause for terrorism. Did Hussien's money support terrorism against the U.S.? No. Did he support Al-Quaeda? No. Did Hussein have any connection at all to the 9/11 plot, the plotters, or anyone involved? No. How, then, was he a threat to U.S. security, we ask, and how does one justify preemptive war against a non-threat such as Hussein? The problem is, this administration doesn't have to answer that question for me. It has to do that for the entire world, and such a herculean task of diplomacy requires a deftness that the Bush administration has yet to demonstrate. And that is the meat of the matter -- in our estimation the biggest risk to America's security isn't terrorism, it's America's present foreign policy.

Andrew 6:17 PM : |


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