Now that there is no doubt left about the absence of WMD's in Iraq, the regime is coming up with more excuses to try and justify their increasingly unjustifiable position.
Now that Bush and Dick have finally conceded
that the weapons, their primary reason for invading, do not exist, they are now trotting out the lamest and most desperate attempt to justify the war post-invasion: because Saddam was abusing the oil-for-food program.
That's right - the U.S. invaded Iraq, thousands of U.S. soldiers are dead and seriously wounded, tens of thousands of Iraqis were killed, and dozens of hostages (including the sad and recent murder of Briton Kenneth Bigley) were executed because -- Saddam was trying to get around the sanctions
Now that the original reasons for war (imminent threat, WMD, connection to Al Qaeda) have all been destroyed, they are now, in yet another desperate and pathetic deception, going to try and convince Americans that their loved ones' deaths and the world hating us is worth it because Saddam was trying to bypass sanctions. This was not even on the original list of reasons.
This pathetic and ridiculous ploy has not gotten past the Kerry campaign:
"You don't make up or find reasons to go to war after the fact." - John Kerry
The depths to which this administration will go to justify their horrific excursion into Iraq is becoming unbelievable, even for a Kerry supporter like me.
It is clear that their house of cards is crumbling before them, and they are desperately and flailingly reaching for a lifeline. But instead of a lifeline coming, the pins holding up their hopes seem to be dropping one by one. They desperately need one thing, even just one reason, for their war of choice to be true.
But none of it is.