In One Eye

Monday, June 16, 2003
More delusion.

Circling the wagons after the Beers bombshell.
President Bush countered those questioning his justification for the invasion of Iraq on Monday, dismissing "revisionist historians" and saying Washington acted to counter a persistent threat.

"Now there are some who would like to rewrite history; revisionist historians is what I like to call them," Bush said in a speech to New Jersey business leaders.

Referring to the ousted Iraqi president, Bush said, "Saddam Hussein was a threat to America and the free world in '91, in '98, in 2003. He continually ignored the demands of the free world, so the United States and friends and allies acted."

The president did not mention Iraqi unconventional weapons in his remarks.
Talk about revisionist history. Now he doesn't even mention what was at one time the primary reason for the invasion.

It's the abracadabra school of foreign policy: Just keep on saying "Saddam Hussein" and some justification for the invasion will appear.

By the way, Tom Toles encapsulates the situation quite nicely.