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Friday, July 01, 2005

Speaking of Kunstler...

James Howard Kunstler yesterday repeated his ridiculous argument for the war in Iraq that he made in his book: "the fact that no weapons of mass destruction were found does not mean that we didn't have to look."

Fortunately, plenty of his regularly readers wrote lengthy rebuttals in the comments so I didn't have to. It is disconcerting when someone who usually writes so convincingly and sometimes brilliantly puts forward such an obviously lame argument. Yes, theoretically, one doesn't know for sure that nothing is there until one looks. But the UN was looking, the evidence that Iraq actually had WMD's was all dubious, and even administration officials (Powell and Rice) had concluded (prior to the drumbeat for war) that Iraq was not a threat.