Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Gaffney is hauled over the coals.

Matthews and David Corn do a very good job of calling out the delusional Frank Gaffney regarding Cheney's claim that it didn't matter whether or not Saddam had WMD, the US would have taken him out anyway.

If that was true, then why did the US bother with the weapons inspectors? Is Cheney admitting that this was the ruse we always believed it was?

And it's simply stunning to watch Gaffney continue to pretend that Saddam represented a "mortal threat" to the United States and to argue that Americans "had to die" in Iraq and that he is "still delighted that we did what we did".

And as Matthews points out, Cheney is admitting that they sold the country a turkey when they argued that they wanted to go to war for Saddam's WMD. They were always going to war, WMD or not.

Cheney is only admitting what anyone who was paying attention already knew and what Wolfowitz has previously admitted.

"For bureaucratic reasons we settled on one issue, weapons of mass destruction, because it was the one reason everyone could agree on," Mr Wolfowitz tells the magazine.

The comments suggest that, even for the US administration, the logic that was presented for going to war may have been an empty shell.
Gaffney is simply a fool.

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