schwarzkopf: 'show me the money'
A quick note...Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf--no dove he--told the Washington Post that he doesn't quite buy the
rationalizations rationale for Gulf War Part Deux:
The general who commanded U.S. forces in the 1991 Gulf War says he hasn't seen enough evidence to convince him that his old comrades Dick Cheney, Colin Powell and Paul Wolfowitz are correct in moving toward a new war now. ..."[B]efore I can just stand up and say, 'Beyond a shadow of a doubt, we need to invade Iraq,' I guess I would like to have better information." ..."Candidly, I have gotten somewhat nervous at some of the pronouncements Rumsfeld has made," says Schwarzkopf. ..."It's scary, okay?" he says. "Let's face it: There are guys at the Pentagon who have been involved in operational planning for their entire lives, okay? . . . And for this wisdom, acquired during many operations, wars, schools, for that just to be ignored, and in its place have somebody who doesn't have any of that training, is of concern."
Meanwhile, the US has said it will--finally!--release some of the information it keeps claiming it has. If the information helps the weapons inspectors disarm Iraq, well and good (but why the wait?). Of course I acknowledge that this administration might be privy to information it hasn't shared that justifies its inexorable march to war (hands up, anyone who beleives Bush hasn't made up his mind?). But it has no credibility with me that justifies an unprovoked war merely on Bush's say-so. I welcome the announced release, and will certainly scrutinize it, but my instinct tells me that if the Administration really had damning evidence, they'd have found a way to release it by now.