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July 16, 2003

Defence Department

The larger point is, and the fundamental question is, did Saddam Hussein have a weapons program? And the answer is, absolutely. And we gave him a chance to allow the inspectors in, and he wouldn’t let them in.

(Remarks by the President in Photo Opportunity, The Oval Office, 7/14/2003.)


At first I thought this was simply a case of someone letting the Dauphin wander out of the Palace unsupervised. On reflection, I have come to the conclusion that this was a more calculated attempt to lay the groundwork for the “Stupid Defence”.

Posted by distler at July 16, 2003 10:32 AM

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Surely President Bush remembers that Hussein actually DID agree to let them in, and several nations called for extending the inspection period, but by that point the super honcho was ready to draw his pistol and there was no talking him out of war.

I’m constantly baffled at the downward spiral of foreign relations during Bush’s term, ever since he took such an unnecessarily hardline stance against the Chinese when our fighter plane crashed into theirs a couple years ago. My only hope is that the Democratic Party can produce someone for 2004, but so far, there is noone with substantially sized leadership.

Posted by: Thomas Kirschenmann on July 22, 2003 10:25 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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