Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: Torture Victim "Invented" Iraq-Al Qaeda Link
It is obvious the administration thought there would be enough WMDs found to use as an excuse for invading Iraq. An excuse is precisely what they sought - they always knew that Iraq was not a threat to the US. The plan was simple - invade, find a few tons of Vx and wag the dog. The fact there were zero WMDs was a big surprise.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address