Cohen and Confederates
You know who still buys all of it, though? Idiots.
In denying that Saddam Hussein's Iraq had n the past and was pursuing a nuclear weapon, or that it had biological and chemical weapons and had used them, Richard Cohen shows that he is under the influence of the H5N1 strain of Bush Derangement Syndrome, and his grasp of reality is tenuous at best.Said idiot then goes on to talk about the Butler report.
Look, there's "pursuing" and then there's pursuing. The "Confederate Yankee" could "pursue" a real, meaningful point or a relationship with a real, live girl, but that doesn't mean he's going to actually come close to either. Just because he wants a date doesn't mean he needs to buy condoms. Just because some bastard wants something he shouldn't have doesn't mean we should bomb 30,000-plus civilians into oblivion.
As I've said before, the CIA thought the nuke talk was "overblown" and "exaggerated" and sending people to war should require a higher standard than a someone's belief that someone else might have, just maybe, wanted to buy uranium.