Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Monday, March 07, 2005

We don't need no stinking WMDs

In his usual scintillating column, this one showing that Syria's Assad is yesterday's dictator, Mark Steyn has this to say about the real reason we went to war in Iraq (and, as every thinking person knew then or realizes now, the reason had nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction):

Regionally speaking, the reasons for toppling Saddam were to (a) end Iraq's ongoing subversion of Jordan; (b) put the squeeze on Syria; (c) show, by the sheer scale of intervention, that the Saudis' non-co-operation on the matter of terrorist funding would no longer be tolerated; and (d) - the big one - initiate democracy in Egypt, to which America gives billions of dollars and which in return gives America Osama sidekick Ayman al-Zawahiri, Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman (the man behind the 1993 World Trade Centre attack) and Mohammed Atta (the man in the cockpit on the second attack). To one degree or another, (a), (b), (c) and (d) are all under way.