Thursday, January 13, 2005



Yesterday we learned that the search for Iraq's WMDs had officially come to an end. Of course, they came up empty. While this doesn't surprise me, I am surprised at the lack of outrage over this. Where's the media coverage? One day later and it has almost completely disappeared off the radar. WTF? This was the reason we went to war. This is why we pissed off half of our allies. This is why we thumbed our nose at the UN. This is why we're spending billions. This is why our soldiers died. And what do we have to show for this? Jack shit!

Since the beginning of the year, we've already lost twenty-seven soldiers. Political figures are dying, election officials are being murdered, religious leaders are being gunned down, and with every attack more civilians die every day. All because we were told that Saddam possessed WMD. We weren't told just once, but several times. Sometimes multiple times per day. Our elected leaders told us. Our media told us. The people we're supposed to be able to trust misled us. And the result is thousands of dead and wounded.

Any self-respecting nation would be embarrassed, but our leaders continue to blame everyone but themselves. As a nation spirals out of control suffering nearly seventy attacks per day, the only thing we can do is say it wasn't our fault. It was bad intelligence. As the Rude Pundit said yesterday, we fucked the goat when it came to Iraq. It's going to take years to clean up this mess and even longer to repair our reputation around the world.

Thanks George. Thanks a lot.

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