Wednesday, January 12, 2005

US Gives Up Search for Saddam's WMD

From the article:
The US investigators searching for Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction have given up the hunt and left Iraq with an appeal to the Pentagon for the release of several Iraqi scientists still being questioned, it was reported yesterday.

Charles Duelfer, who led the Iraq Survey Group, has returned to the US and will deliver a final report in the spring that will be almost identical to the interim assessment he delivered to Congress last October.

That assessment found Saddam had destroyed his last weapons of mass destruction more than 10 years ago, and his capacity to build new ones had been dwindling for years by the time of the second Gulf war.
Well.

Hunh.

Right.

I guess this means that we didn't really need to have a war. And that 100,000(+) Iraqis didn't have to die (horribly). And that 1,000+ American soldiers didn't have to die (terribly). And that countless poor, young American kids didn't have to be physically maimed and psychologically wounded. (How many lives destroyed?) And America didn't have to become the global pariah, the stumbling, foolish, murderous giant. Pathetic, and, ultimately, ruinous. God, I hate these assholes.