Mood: don't ask
Have a look at Greg Djerejian's latest post on the chickenshit New York Times and their trumped up stories on the missing explosives at al-Qaqaa. I haven't been reading him too long, but this post is unusually angry ---and altogether righteous.
Try to keep in mind, comrades, that in a war where we have secured and destroyed some 400,000 tons of explosives and ordnance, the extremely questionable question of where 380 tons of it has gone to is, in a word, a quibble.
And try to get to this, too: if the New York Times and Mohamed el-Baradei and all the other rectal thermometers in this story are so concerned that the missing explosives could be used in a nuclear device, doesn't the very fact that Saddam was in possession of them militate against these fools' assertions that Saddam was not a threat and had no weapons of mass murder?
It doesn't seem possible that the hyperlegalistic preoccupation that the anti-war Left has with WMDs being the sine qua non of any acceptable rationale for the war could be surpassed, but now the impossible has come: the war was falsely justified because there were, it is said, no WMD ---but now that these 380 tons, if such was ever the amount, are missing, they may have fallen into the hands of terrorists or used in the detonation of a nuclear bomb. The absurdity of this logic will not faze you if you never believed that Iraq was full of terrorists before the war, anyway, nor will it faze you if you never believed that Saddam had pretensions to the development of weapons of mass murder, including nuclear.
We do not know the full story about these explosives, but that hasn't stopped the New York Times or CBS or John Kerry from opening up on this Administration with what they believed would cause the most political damage. To call what they have done irresponsible is too kind. What they have done, in collusion with assholes like el-Baradei, is to attack the integrity of the Commander-in-Chief and his fighting men and women in the middle of a war using intelligence that was produced nearly 18 months ago. It has all been presented as a current development, with the insinuation that these very same explosives have been used against our forces in Iraq in the innumerable IED and car bomb assaults ---even though they cannot know that.
As the President says, there is no limit to what Kerry will say to hurt our military for his own political gain. That is a habit of Kerry's going back decades. It would be a disaster for this country and our power in the world if this Francophile sack of shit is elected.