Saturday, April 26, 2003

So Very Sad

Oh my, this report by John Cochran for ABC is sad not just because it's true, but because everybody who tried to say it was true months ago were accused of either being Chicken Little conspiracy theorists or pro-Sadaam America-haters. Here's a teaser:

To build its case for war with Iraq, the Bush administration argued that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, but some officials now privately acknowledge the White House had another reason for war — a global show of American power and democracy.

Officials inside government and advisers outside told ABCNEWS the administration emphasized the danger of Saddam's weapons to gain the legal justification for war from the United Nations and to stress the danger at home to Americans.

"We were not lying," said one official. "But it was just a matter of emphasis."

The whole thing is definitely worth reading, as the proverbial fog of war becomes just some more dust that we learn to ignore.