This Is Why People Throw Shoes
Here’s Frank Gaffney of the no-nothing think tank the Center for Security Policy on “Hardball” last night talking about the war.
My position is it is regrettable that any Americans died. It is regrettable that they had to die, but I believe they did have to die. The threat we knew about was the chemical capability that Saddam Hussein had used against his own people. The potential for biological agents were real. There was evidence that there was an ongoing nuclear program, we had been surprised at how far advanced it was before. The danger was inaction could have resulted in the death of a great many more Americans than 4,000. And that’s the reason I’m still delighted that we did what we did.”
Of course, there were no chemical weapons, no biological weapons, and no nuclear program of any significance. What remains is a miscalculation of epic proportions and the small comfort that we no more have to listen to Frank Gaffney than we do 9/11-truthers.