Thursday, June 15, 2006

Tim Blair supports case against Bush

Credit to Tim Blair, he does some good work on occasion. On a thread at Lefty's he provides an out-of-context quote to demonstrate that Bush acknowledged things might be difficult in Iraq. In doing so he draws attention to a 2003 speech containing proof that the assertion that we went into Iraq to give people democracy was, and is, a lie:
We hope that the Iraqi regime will meet the demands of the United Nations and disarm, fully and peacefully. If it does not, we are prepared to disarm Iraq by force. Either way, this danger will be removed.
If it does not.

If it does not disarm (not all its weapons, read the context, disarm its FICTIONAL WMDs), we will use force.

IF...

That's an either/or trigger children, that's a link in a chain not a thread on a rope. So if the ficticious WMDs were disarmed, then the undemocratic dictatorship that gasses Kurds and eats babies would be left untouched.

That IS what he is saying.

Check the conviction with which he delivers that which has been proven to be patently untrue:
In Iraq, a dictator is building and hiding weapons that could enable him to dominate the Middle East and intimidate the civilized world -- and we will not allow it.
The false justification for the invasion of Iraq.

Of course, let me qualify by saying that any Iraqi who has survived and not lost a loved one and who lives well away from the many civil war zones is definitely better off now....

3 comments:

MrLefty said...

Oh, good. I was sick of dealing with the nuts. I shall send them here! (And hopefully the sane commenters they've driven away will return.)

Guy said...

But that's unpossible, surely! ;) Well observed.

Crystal said...

And exactly how many Iraqui meet those criteria of 'better off' I wonder?

I am just reading Kitty Kelley's biog of the Bush family - nasty nasty lot.