Thursday, January 08, 2004

Denial is not a river in Africa

In a story titled 'Powell Refutes Think-Tank Report on Iraq', he says:

"In terms of intention (to produce WMD), he (Saddam) always had it," Powell said. Of Carnegie's finding that Iraq posed no imminent threat, Powell said: "They (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) did not say it (the imminent threat) wasn't there."

Ummm, actually, sir, they did - in the very first 'key finding' of the report:

Iraq’s WMD programs represented a long-term threat that could not
be ignored. They did not, however, pose an immediate threat to the
United States, to the region, or to global security.

Well done, Powell. You've disgraced yourself, your family, and your country. You were not only complicit in the illegal invasion of Iraq, you were an active participant. Bravo.

Powell reminds me of a quote by George Bernard Shaw:
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.

What will his memoirs say?

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