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Tuesday | October 08, 2002

Tenet didn't get the script

Jeez. Here we are -- hearing about how Iraq is within weeks of dropping a thermonuclear warhead on NYC or DC or the Golden Gate Bridge unless we launch a massive invasion to stop him -- when the head of the nation's intelligence services gives us the real scoop:

"Baghdad for now appears to be drawing a line short of conducting terrorist attacks with conventional or cbw (chemical and biological weapons) against the United States," said the 2-1/2 page letter signed by Deputy CIA Director John McLaughlin on behalf of CIA Director George Tenet.

"Should Saddam conclude that a U.S.-led attack could no longer be deterred, he probably would become much less constrained in adopting terrorist actions."

So, let's see ...
  1. we're attacking Iraq as part of the global war on terrorists and terrorist states.

  2. Iraq doesn't plan on attacking the US.

  3. But if the US attacks Iraq, then they could launch terrorist attacks against the US.

  4. Therefore we should attack Iraq.
Well, this is actually progress. We've gone from no logic to circular logic. With this administration, I'll take what I can get.

Posted October 08, 2002 10:22 PM | Comments (0)


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