Teddy - My eyes look like two piss holes in the snow - Kennedy noted a couple of things yesterday during the hearings covering the release of the Iraqi Survey Group's report:
First was a good point - that the ISG had just received a new batch of Saddam's documents equal to what they had reviewed so far.
Second, despite the fact that every intelligence source in the world said he had weapons, he said we had spent 900 million looking for weapons - and couldn't we use that money more wisely by not looking anymore.
To me that is the strangest and most dangerous logic I have heard in years! Oh sure we haven't found stock piles yet - but for things like anthrax a stock pile the size of a suitcase can kill thousands of people and Saddam refused to provide the evidence that he destroyed his weapons.
Is that the kind of smarter more sensitive war John Kerry is planning for us? What if these weapons are in Syria and ONE of that stack of thousands of documents references that - wouldn't you like to know?
If someone can make a logical argument for what P-hole said that would expain how dropping this search would make us safer please add your comments here.
UPDATE: Ace of Spades has an update on the report and it's conclusions - funny, the lack of WMD was just the beginning including this:
Iraqi intelligence officials then "targeted a number of French individuals that Iraq thought had a close relationship to French President Chirac," it said, including two of his "counsellors" and spokesman for his re-election campaign.They even assessed the chances for "supporting one of the candidates in an upcoming French presidential election." Chirac is not mentioned by name.A memo sent to Saddam dated in May last year from his intelligence corps said they met with a "French parliamentarian" who "assured Iraq that France would use its veto in the UN Security Council against any American decision to attack Iraq."