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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

Amandeep Coleman
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Dec 17, 2008

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.

Amandeep Coleman | Amandeep had never known a moment when she wasn't reading or making up stories, having been born into a family of readers. She took out a pencil and notebook during the now-famous blizzard and started writing down one of those stories. It was there that I began my professional life. Her first book was written after several rejections and manuscripts. She is a member of many writers' organizations and has received several accolades from her peers and the publishing industry. The New Yorker recently dubbed her "America's favorite novelist".

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