Monday, October 04, 2004

Kerry Is Wrong. Yet Again.

Scott Wheeler of CNSNews has a very enlightening article concerning Iraq and their place in the War On Terror.

The article is about a number of documents that have recently come to light showing that, not only did Saddam's regime purchase WMDs like anthrax and mustard gas, but also that the former Iraqi regime was neck deep in the terrorism business.

Saddam Hussein had actively sought and established links with such groups as Al Jehad wa'l Tajdeed, the Palestinian Liberation Front, Al Jehad al Islamy and Al Qaieda. Al-Zawahiri, bin Laden's Egyptian born number two man was the head of Al jehad al Islamy, but as the article points out, he is not the only Al Qaieda link to Iraq indicated in the documents.

Wheeler also goes on to recount instances of Iraqi co-operation with international terrorism, and the hunt for Americans in particular. He says the documents state that the Iraqi Intelligence Agency was directed to assist in attacks against American interests in Somalia nine months before the ambush of American soldiers in Mogadishu and that the same agency trained 92 terrorists in it's facilities in Iraq.

Now, as far as I'm concerned, the fact that Saddam attempted to assassinate the President of the United States was enough to justify reducing the whole of Iraq to rubble. These intelligences are strictly gravy. You add it all up with Saddam blatantly ignoring the cease fire terms of the Gulf War and the numerous subsequent resolutions, his expelling of UN weapons inspectors, his paying off families of homicide bombers who routinely targeted Isreali civilians and children and, last but certainly not least, his atrocious treatment of his own people and you get what amounts to his just begging for someone to hand his ass to him.

No, I won't be losing any sleep over President Bush's decision to turn Saddam's life into a big nightmare. I genuinely believe that this was the right war in the right place and that it took way too much time in happening.