Wednesday, September 14, 2005

February 2003 Iraq Why Now?

Interesting reading 2 ½ years later. While calling for continual discussion, in its February 23, 2003 editorial, the New York Times understood why it made sense to deal with Saddam Hussein and Iraq militarily. The Power and Leadership: The Real Meaning of Iraq editorial includes:

“Although many Americans are puzzled about why the Bush administration chose to pick this fight now, it's not surprising that in the wake of Sept. 11, the president would want to make the world safer, and that one of his top priorities would be eliminating Iraq's ability to create biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. Of all the military powers in the world, Iraq is the one that has twice invaded its neighbors without provocation and that has used chemical weapons both on its military foes and some of its own restive people.”

See Prior Posts:
Iraq war - Did President Bush Lie?


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