Friday, October 08, 2004
The Iraq WMD subject is a central point in the Bush/War debate. I urge everyone to take a look at it. Yeah, it's weighty, but you can also just read the key findings (it's a pdf file) and get the gist of it all. Bottom line: Iraq was playing a waiting game, undermining the sanctions via a corrupt oil for food program with the help of governments and businesses from France, Russia, China and others. Saddam figured that he could wait them out, then restart his programs with the infrastructure that he had managed to keep around. For blurbs and analysis, go here, here, or here. (At least as a start!).