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Uploaded: 13 July 2004
Acts of terror.
Single minded zeal, and an unerring belief in the righteousness of ones own cause, religious and social, blind determination to pursue ones cause ignoring the voices of reason and restraint, compassion or humanitarian considerations. This is what we have been taught to fear, fanaticism that wields a gun, people beaten, imprisoned without trial, tortured and persecuted. We have been shown the religious leaders and dictators who spout their cant, who impose their will on the people, and who demand their unswerving obedience.
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee says intelligence supporting the decision to go to war in Iraq was false or overstated: Before the war, the U.S. intelligence community told the president as well as the Congress and the public that Saddam Hussein had stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons and if left unchecked would probably have a nuclear weapon during this decade," Roberts said. "Today we know these assessments were wrong."
Friday :: July 09, 2004
President Bush in response makes the following statement, "We removed a declared enemy of America who had the capability of producing weapons of mass murder and could have passed that capability to terrorists bent on acquiring them. In the world after September the 11th, that was a risk we could not afford to take." He went on, "Every potential adversary now knows that terrorism and proliferation carry serious consequences, and that the wise course is to abandon those pursuits."
Bush defends Iraq invasion
Also reported on 13th July 2004, The US administration is negotiating with Poland and the Czech Republic over its controversial missile defence programme, with a view to positioning the biggest missile defence site outside the US in central Europe.
US in talks over biggest missile defence site in Europe
It has been clear for a very long time now that Bush and Blair are never going to own their mistakes, never admit that they were wrong to invade Iraq, and indeed, will continue to declare that they were right. The only weapons proliferation going on today in the world is the proliferation of American weapons, supported by American allies. Doing the indefensible is their creed and their single minded devotion to that makes them the people to be most feared in the world today. They are everything that the opening paragraph of this piece is about, just in case you missed it.
© Keith Lindsay-Cameron 2004