Just for the record, everybody notes that Washington has given up the search for WMD in Iraq. So, the original reason we invaded Iraq turns out to be invalid. But Bush and his henchmen say that’s okay: Saddam was a bad man and needed to be deposed. Aren’t there other bad men around the world, probably even worse? What about North Korea’s Kim Jong Il? What about the military regime in Burma? What about Zimbabwe? What about the non-stop killing in Africa — Congo, Liberia, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Somalia, etc.?
If Bush had not come up with his idea of pre-emptive war and snubbed his nose at the rest of the world, it wouldn’t be so bad. Before the war, many of the responsible governments of the world thought as we did that Saddam had some kind of WMD. But officially, the UN said let us confirm that he does. If we had waited for them, we would have a lot more friends now. However, Bush replied that the UN inspectors were worthless incompetents and that the US would not wait for them. He was wrong.
Now, what do we do about Iran, which appears actually to be doing what we thought Saddam was doing. And what about North Korea, which may have surpassed Saddam and actually built a nuclear bomb or two?
Where are the men of character in this government? Diogenes would have to look for a long time in Washington to find an honest man.