Thursday, January 26, 2006

Paging Ole White Flag...Paging Ole White Flag

Well now this is an interesting development is it not? The long rumored, poorly documented transfer of WMD's to Syria gets a little scoped out today.

For those too busy to click, the short story is that Iraq's former Number 2 Air Force guy says the WMD's were spirited out in two Boeings that made 56 flights to Syria. Now I'm not in the habit of believing former heads of torture states, or their slavish phychophants (that's redundant isn't it?), but the story does have some hint of authenticity to it.

Whatever the case is, from a war justification point of view I'm not sure this really matters much anymore. Those who think it was wrong will continue to do so, and those, such as me, who are more right minded on the issue will not be convinced any further.

There is value in this story however in that it should convince certain Congressmen who at one time in their lives served valantly in our armed forces, but now choose party over country disparaging our accomplishments and trying to disuade others from joining the cause, that maybe they ought to take time to reconsider their ill chosen path. This news highlights that the world is not a simple as the anti-war left would like to believe, and perhaps men of good concience and intent can make decisions for the nobelest of reasons and still hold a different opinion than one who has grown pasty and corpulent on the DC rubber chicken circut.

To paraphrase Dean Wormer, "Fat, dumb and angry is no way to go through life".

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