The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Friday, April 22, 2005

              The Big Lie
Since the conclusion of the Iraq War, the Left has consistently peddled the story that Saddam had no WMDs. This of course, led to the shrill cries of "we were lied to!!!!" and that Saddam was contained, therefore this war was unnecessary. I don't think its necessary to once again discuss the actual reasons for the war beyond saying that this war had as much to do with WMDs as World War I had to do with the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand. As with any lie, if it is repeated enough times it eventually becomes accepted as the truth.

Even before the invasion of Iraq, a number of intelligence agencies expressed concern that Saddam's WMD program was being dismantled and shipped out of the country. Now it seems, the IAEA is hopping onto this story(subscription required).
The Saddam Hussein regime dismantled all WMD facilities and either concealed them in Iraq or shipped them to Syria. This is more than the assessment of agencies within the U.S. intelligence community: It is even the assessment of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Last week, the IAEA concluded that Iraq dismantled dozens of nuclear sites that had been operating under the Saddam regime. In a letter to the UN Security Council, the IAEA said satellite imagery revealed significant dismantling and removal activities at 37 Iraqi sites linked to Saddam's clandestine nuclear program since 2003.
|| Nudnik 12:06 PM
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