I'm willing to say I'm outraged; permit me to express doubt that The National; Review or its faithful readers would join me in that position, however, in the same way that they would fail, or most of them at any rate, to agree with my stance against against torture Perhaps I'm merely being narrow minded here, though, and would appreciate anybody who disagrees to feel free to speak up.
Politicians lie. Nation states lie. Some lie more openly and less skillfully than others. "I have never had sex with that woman," would count as a low point for bald and barefaced lying to my mind. The whole weapons of mass destruction business, if anything, was worse because we have so much evidence that it was false, including statements from the Former President who made many of the statements in the first place. His VP, whose memoir has recently emerged, has apparently been seeking help in bolstering sales.
It still seems fairly clear to me that there we no weapons of mass destruction. If the excuses the National Review finds suitable for going to war in Iraq were in fact sufficient, then the argument they've been making about the war we've been supporting in Libya is spurious as well, and, alas, I believe they are correct in that case. Murdering people in your own country and threatening to construct weapons of mass destruction is not necessarily enough cause for the United States to declare war on you. Not on China, not on North Korea, not or Iran and not on the other places throughout the world where the situation is playing itself out. The conditions may be necessary but they may or may not be sufficient. In the Case of Iraq, they were downright stupid at the time. George Bush the Elder appeared to have had a pretty good idea that was the case, and seemed to have had a pretty good notion of what would have happened had he pursued the course he son decided to follow. He seemed to understand that deposing the government was not in the best interests of These United States, nor of the Iraqi people, nor of the middle east as a whole, though it might have delighted the extreme right of his party.
Fortunately for the extreme right of The Republican party and unfortunately for the rest of the country, The extreme Right prevailed, and now we have their revisionists at The National Review busy trying to wite-out history and rewrite it.
I'd rather simply keep to the facts. They're so much lower on sugar and bulky fillers and higher on nourishing protein.