[thechat] Bill Frist on the Iraq War: WMD wasn't the main reason ...

Martin martin at easyweb.co.uk
Thu Jun 26 11:10:49 CDT 2003

On Thu, 26 Jun 2003, Elfur Logadottir wrote:

> Sorry about the lack of link, I'm still searching for an english version,
> thus translating from Icelandic to English.
> <quote>
> According to AFP [1] as published by the leading newspaper in Iceland [2],
> Bill Frist told the Today Show on NBC that Iraqis possession of WMD wasn't
> the main justification for the US invasion in Iraq. The US just deserved
> that Saddam Hussein would be dethroned.

ermmm 'sovereign state' concept mean anything...?

> And further:
> "When we're dealing with terrorists and individuals who harbour terrorists,
> individuals who have WMD, murders it's own people and invades other
> countries [...] to get rid of such individuals is the will of the American
> Nation, the nation needs it and people feel safer because of it." [3]
> </quote>

One could argue that the US therefore has a duty to invade plenty of other
countries... including itself. Iraq's *way* down the list of BadGuys(tm).


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