Tidbits for Political Junkies with Short Attention Spans & Hearty Appetites


Tuesday, June 22, 2004


Another light blogging week

Pardon the brief hiatus -- but other obligations seem to be getting in the way, so don't be surprised if my posts are a bit spotty this week.

In the meantime, here's Kevin Drum on the Administration's latest attempts to blur their own previous claims, and the lack of evidence regarding, Iraq/al Qaeda links.

There are more bits and pieces, of course, but this is the guts of the case for cooperation. And remember: this is the best evidence, even after a year of free access to Saddam's files and the interrogation of hundreds of high-ranking prisoners. The fact is that there's just no case to be made.

Which explains why war supporters have been generally reduced to absurd arguments that the lack of good evidence is actually a reason to go to war — an argument so Strangelovian that it demonstrates little except abject desperation.

And that's pretty much where the administration is. After all, as one Bush advisor put it, "If you discount the relationship between Iraq and Al Qaeda, then you discount the proposition that it's part of the war on terror. If it's not part of the war on terror, then what is it — some cockeyed adventure on the part of George W. Bush?"


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