Friday, October 01, 2004


HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT?

Knowing what we know now, it made sense to depose Saddam (nothwithstanding John Kerry's various and sundry "nuanced" versions of "if I knew then what I know now"). For most people, the tipping point was the discovery of mass torture and execution under his regime. Stopping that was worth the effort, with the bonus that any hopes he had of having a suite of WMDs at his disposal was immediately quashed.

So how is Iran any different? They are much, much closer to nuclear than Saddam could have ever hoped to be. Of course, they don't have his track record of torture and exectution, right?

Wrong. They do.

So, on the basis of "knowing now" isn't Iran, in fact, a bigger threat than Saddam was two years ago?

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