Hogan's Alley

Friday, November 11, 2005

Bush's Speech

Finally Bush has come out with a speech of substance that lays out a cogent review of the all-but-forgotten nature of the fight against the terrorists. Americans need to be reminded. And Democrats needed his reminder that the view of history, even recent history, is always 20/20.

The current drip drip drip of memos that questioned the certainty of WMD claims makes it seem as if the entire dossier was full of such warnings. The reality is that, like all intelligence, the likelihood of Sadam's possession of weapons was educated guess work and a mixed bag of interpretations. Imagine our view of Western leaders if they had erred on the side of caution and declined to act against Iraq and that Sadam subsequently passed on a WMD capability to the terrorists, causing widespread devastation. They would have been the Quislings and Chamberlins of our time.

Also, let us remember that destroying the Taliban and Sadam are our strongest statement of our resolve to assure that the tactics of terror fail and a hoped for seeding of liberation throughout the Middle East.