October 06, 2003

Reviewing the War

Jon of QandO does an amazing job of enumerating the justifications for the war in Iraq.

    With the end of the Iraq war, comes the question...was the war justified?

    Of course, one must define the justification for war first. Was it human rights? Was it terrorism? Was it WMDs all along, with the others only claimed after the fact?

    Well, there's only one definitive answer, and it always suprises me that this is still debated. The justification for war has long been codified and official. It is described in the October 10th, 2002 "House Joint Resolution Authorizing Use of Force Against Iraq", and it is quite clear.

    So, in light of the recent progress report from David Kay, let's examine the justification for war, and see what we get. We'll list the justifications and see if they have been confirmed, or found wanting.
This is a very, very long post with lots of links. Prepare to spend some time. I'm certain Jon did.


Posted by hln at October 6, 2003 09:09 PM | War | TrackBack

So we went in to disarm all those damn scissors, so we could safely choose paper again?

I think you might've mispasted a link ;-)

Posted by: hans at October 7, 2003 05:19 PM

Heh....thanks for the, um, linkage? :)

(seriously, I do appreciate that you read all the way through it. Gold stars all around.)

Posted by: Jon Henke at October 7, 2003 06:32 PM

Very, very strange. I thought I had the principles of Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V mastered at the young age of 31. I thought wrong. Fixing.



Posted by: hln at October 7, 2003 06:46 PM