Wednesday, September 08, 2004

I Love Living in Oregon: Reason #87

Not-quite-Summer-not-quite-Fall September weather. Believe it or not, I missed real seasons and the changes between them when I lived in San Diego. "76 and sunny" gets old after a while.

This weather's perfect -- still warm, but not hot, with just a faint bit of crisp, and the blackberries are still ripe.

The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy:

Really a Cover for the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy!

Proof over at the Politburo Diktat!

Damned if You Do....

Thanks for the Memory to Rusty at MyPetJawa.

According to Wizbang, the United Nations is all in a tizzy because the US destroyed components of Iraq's WMD programs.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Less than three months after U.S.-led forces toppled Saddam Hussein, American-appointed Iraqi authorities began shipping thousands of tons of scrap metal out of the country, including at least 42 engines from banned missiles, according to a new report from U.N. weapons inspectors circulated Tuesday.

The scrap exports also included equipment that could be used to produce weapons of mass destruction, said the report, which was to be presented to the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday.

Wait a minute! I thought there weren't and WMD's! Isn't that what the left has been telling us? What is this stuff then? Oh, components and equipment for making WMD's. OK, that makes all the difference in the world!

So if he had this stuff, and we had left him alone, how long until the UN officials receiving bribes had managed to get the embargo lifted? How long would it have taken before he had started using this equipment?

The report criticized "the systematic removal" of items subject to U.N. monitoring from a number of sites.

And we all know how effective than U.N. monitoring was before the war.

The report also said it was impossible to know what happened to U.N.-monitored equipment with the potential for making banned weapons.

You couldn't monitor it effectively before, so I fail to see how this has changed things.

The U.N. is whining because we're not including them in the removal process. But why should we? They couldn't be trusted with it before Hussein was removed, why should we trust them now?