March 16, 2003

Fake Iraq Documents

Posted by Scott at 02:31 PM
From CNN:
Intelligence documents that U.S. and British governments said were strong evidence that Iraq was developing nuclear weapons have been dismissed as forgeries by U.N. weapons inspectors.The documents, given to International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mohamed ElBaradei, indicated that Iraq might have tried to buy 500 tons of uranium from Niger, but the agency said they were "obvious" fakes.
It's been interesting reading from conservatives who are opposed to a preemptive strike against Iraq. Among my favorite have been from Joseph Sobran. From his recent article, "The Big Peacenik":
President Bush says he wants to rid the world of evil regimes that threaten the world with “weapons of mass destruction.” That’s his justification for war on Iraq, despite the absence of evidence and even much evidence that Iraq doesn’t, can’t, and wouldn’t dare to pose such a threat. Just as Bush’s tough talk reaches a new crescendo, dear little Kim Jong Il fires a missile into the Sea of Japan. We’ve been told that he has nuclear weapons — the “weapons of mass destruction” par excellence — and missiles that can reach our West Coast. Bush’s response? Calm restraint and promises of new food shipments to North Korea.
And in this tongue in cheek article "So Many Hitlers":
Hitler still defines just about everything, one way and another. His name is invoked to settle all arguments. You want war? So did Hitler. You don’t want war? You’re like the people who appeased Hitler. Hitler was not only bad, but infinitely bad. No price is too great to pay for vanquishing a Hitler — even a metaphorical Hitler. Thus Andrew Sullivan, urging war on Iraq in Time, points out, “The war against Hitler killed millions — but it was just.” Was it ever! Not only did World War II cost 50 million lives, it gave Stalin a huge swath of Europe and brought the world into the nuclear era. But it was all worth it! We got rid of Hitler!
Kim Jong Il is the genuine article — indeed, a rather flamboyant Stalin — but, after all, he is no Hitler! We can live with him.

Why do you have to have a nickname for Timothy? I think you are trying too hard- if it is meant to be, one will come up- Timothy is perfect as is!
Gameboy titles- Andy is always playin Gameboy. We have a few that maybe I could sneak to you during Mom's visit, if you would like to test them. Does your Blockbuster rent them? We have Dragontales, Scooby Doo, Shrek, Frogger, Pokemon, Grinch, Super Mario, but Andy's favorite is Sonic the Hedgehog.
Gotta go- Will is trying to go outside by himself- it's about 70 degrees out!

Posted by: alyssa at March 17, 2003 04:22 PM

I guess you are right. A nickname will come up, something besides the current "newbie" (rhymes with "do-bee"). ;-)

I checked out Blockbuster in Milford yesterday and could only see rentals for PS and PS2, Xbox, Gamecube and Nintendo64. I guess I could ask the salespeople if there are some that I'm just not seeing.

I'll look into Sonic the Hedgehog. Thanks for the tips.

Posted by: Scott at March 17, 2003 05:21 PM