Fear of Clowns

"Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable."
- H. L. Mencken

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Unintended consequences 

Iraq Winners Allied With Iran Are the Opposite of U.S. Vision and War Helps Recruit Terrorists, Hill Told, Intelligence Officials Talk Of Growing Insurgency

I could have told them that. Er, wait. I did. On March 28, 2003.

Proliferation Brief had more details, dateline March 26, 2003,

What lesson will North Korean or Iranian leaders draw from the war? Will they curtail their nuclear ambitions, or speed them up?

If inspections had been given a chance to work, if Hussein had been disarmed without war, it would have been seen as a tremendous victory for Bush and as the world's enforcement of international treaties.

This is now Bush's War, a highly personal vendetta and exercise in raw power. Worse, to justify war, the Bush administration has disparaged inspections, thus undercutting future applications in Iran or North Korea.

Today's prognostication. Sign up for news alerts on Kirkuk for a preview of Iraq's post-electoral direction.

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