AsshatAshcroft doesn’t seem capable of making a statement without revealing what a complete moron he is. Seems he was in Vienna yesterday and attempted to defend the Iraq war by accusing Saddam Hussein of using “evil chemistry” and “evil biology” and thusly justifying our pre-emptive attack on his stockpiles of… well… nothing much really. At least not much of anything according to David Kay who was put in charge of trying to find WMDs.
“I believe there is a very clear understanding that Saddam Hussein continued to pose a threat,” Ashcroft said.
“Weapons of mass destruction, including evil chemistry and evil biology, are all matters of great concern, not only to the United States, but also to the world community,” he said. “They were the subject of UN resolutions.”
Ashcroft made the comments a day after David Kay, the outgoing top U.S. weapons inspector, pressed U.S. intelligence agencies to explain why their research indicated Iraq possessed banned weapons before the invasion.
On Sunday, Kay said he now believes Saddam had no such arms.
“I don’t think they exist,” Kay told National Public Radio. “The fact that we found so far the weapons do not exist—we’ve got to deal with that difference and understand why.”
Oh Saddam! If only you had used your powers for good instead of evil! Not that using them for evil seems to have resulted in much in the way of actual weapons of mass destruction, but still!
When is Ashcroft going to learn that trying to cling to the claim of WMDs as a valid reason to go to war isn’t very intelligent when you can’t actually find any of them? Plenty of conservative pundits have pointed out that there are still some fairly reasonable arguments to be made for taking out Saddam not the least of which was the fact that he was a bad man to his own people, yet Ashcroft and others continue to cling to the claim that Saddam either had WMDs or was trying very hard to get them as a valid excuse.
Why? Because to do otherwise is to admit they were wrong on the primary reason they sold the war to the American public (not that we had a lot of say in the matter) and being a fundamentalist means admitting he’s wrong about anything is beyond his capability. After all, when you get your best info from God directly then it can’t be wrong.