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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Monday, March 19, 2007

Who Said This?

Nevertheless, Iraq does pose a serious threat to the stability of the Persian Gulf and we should organize an international coalition to eliminate his access to weapons of mass destruction. Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to completely deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power. Moreover, no international law can prevent the United States from taking actions to protect its vital interests, when it is manifestly clear that there is a choice to be made between law and survival. I believe, however, that such a choice is not presented in the case of Iraq. Indeed, should we decide to proceed, that action can be justified within the framework of international law rather than outside it. In fact, though a new UN resolution may be helpful in building international consensus, the existing resolutions from 1991 are sufficient from a legal standpoint.
Global warming rock star, Al Gore in a speech September 23, 2002.

It appears as if the consensus on both sides of the aisle was that Iraq posed WMD or at least had the ability or the intention to build them as the UN sanctioned crumbled. Either that, or Bush fooled Al too. Even though he spent 8 years in the Clinton administration, was Gore likely to get suddenly fooled? Or maybe he gets fooled on a regular basis?

Notice for all you Bush haters, I also included Al's assessment that he felt the risk was not great enough to justify immediate invasion. People can have reasoanble disagreements on that.


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