Friday, December 03, 2004
WMDs of Convenience
Brendan O'Neill investigates the "rhetoric of WMD" used by those on both political poles and finds them wanting. What his piece reveals to me is the intellectual inconsistency of many of those who opposed the war in Iraq. First, they seized on a lack of WMD to skewer the Bush Administration's motive for war. Now they are using the threat of WMDs in an unstable environment to claim failure of a different sort and put said failure on the shoulders of Bush and Blair. Once again, politics triumphs over reason.