Ed Driscoll

Following The Playbook, Then And Now

Over on the Weekly Standard’s Weblog section, Daniel McKivergan writes:

It’s easy to forget that the resolution authorizing force to kick Saddam out of Kuwait barely passed Congress. It’s easy to forget that Iraq had passed frequent International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections designed to ensure its compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) or that its Manhattan Project-sized nuclear program went undetected by US intelligence. It’s also easy to forget just how skilled Saddam became at deception post-Osirak.

And, McKivergan adds, today it’s easy to ignore how closely Iran is following Saddam’s playbook to procure their own nuclear bomb.