Thus spake U.S. Arms Control Chief John Bolton in an interview with The Associated Press prompting your’s truly to wonder aloud at his computer monitor: “What the fuck?”
The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was justified in part because Saddam Hussein retained scientists capable of building nuclear weapons, Washington’s top arms control official said Thursday.
“The issue I think has been the capability that Iraq sought to have … WMD programs,” Bolton said at the U.S. Embassy in Paris.
You have got to be kidding me. ShrubCoTM hammered at us endlessly about how Saddam not only had WMDs, but was an immediate danger to world peace in general and America in particular for months leading up to the invasion. During the war we kept hearing over and over about how Saddam was perfectly capable of distributing and using chemical and biological weapons in as little as 45 minutes. The way the administration played up Saddam’s capabilities you’d be forgiven for thinking he was a real-life James Bond-esque villain mastermind!
Now they’re saying it wasn’t really the point after all, but rather that Saddam had scientists who could “potentially” have developed nuclear weapons someday, maybe, if left to their own devices. Pardon my ignorance, but doesn’t that describe just about any country this side of Liechtenstein?
Holy shit! I suppose we should invade them all, just in case! Can’t be too careful in this scary age of terrorism!
If we’re so worried about countries that don’t already have nuclear weapons getting their hands on them and are willing to justify an invasion on the mere presence of scientists capable of developing nuclear weapons, then why the hell aren’t we pounding the living shit out of North Korea right now? They’ve been practically daring us to try for months now and seem almost gleeful about rubbing our noses in the fact that, if they don’t already have them, they are on the verge of getting them any day now. Based on the comments of Mr. Bolton we should’ve been storming in there and kicking major ass weeks ago. I’m sure the South Koreans wouldn’t be too upset if we carpet bombed their neighbors out of existence once and for all.
Hey, we might even find a WMD or two in friggin’ North Korea without spending 5 months looking for ‘em only to turn up a couple of trucks that might have been biological labs. That would be one helluva success compared to Iraq!
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