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July 18th, 2003 - 12:28 am

Krauthammer on the uranium non-scandal:

The threat [of Iraq] had not yet even fully emerged, Bush was asserting, but nonetheless it had to be faced because it would only get worse. Hussein was not going away. The sanctions were not going to restrain him. Even his death would be no reprieve, as his half-mad sons would take over. The argument was that Hussein had to be removed eventually and that with Hussein relatively weakened, isolated and vulnerable, now would be more prudent and less costly than later.

He was right.

In fact, Bush’s case was simply a more elaborate and formal restatement of Bill Clinton’s argument in 1998 that, left unmolested, Hussein would “go right on and do more to rebuild an arsenal of devastating destruction. And some day, some way, I guarantee you, he’ll use the arsenal.”

That was true when Clinton said it. It was true when Bush said it. The difference is that Bush did something about it.

This one is for-sure gonna come back to bite the Democrats on the ass.

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