no comment for now
Secretary of State Colin Powell presented the Bush Administration's case for war with Iraq at the UN today. As I am in training for my new position, I have not had much opportunity to digest information at this time. Quick reactions, though, subject to change upon further feflection or more information:
- If we know about these so-called mobile labs, why haven't we taken them out? I'm sure limited strikes against proscribed weapons facilities would be much easier to gain support for--if the Administration's goal really is disarming Iraq.
- While Powell seems to have pointed to Iraq as not cooperating with inspections--specifics of which premise I understand Hans Blix disputes--as a rationale for war, it's a far cry from "Iraq could have the Bomb within months," as Bush once claimed.
- The Iraq-al Qaeda link is hazy at best. As I've said before, if the Bush Adminstration really has the goods, it already has all the authorization it needs
I need to make dinner--I'll return to this topic.