I don’t know why this isn’t being mentioned a bit more in the American press, but there’s an uprising going on in Haiti. Given that this is only a few hundred miles from Florida, and that refugees and other interesting political problems are quite capable of seeping over that distance, you would think people would be a bit more interested…
President Bush was interviewed for the first time since taking office several years ago. The shifting sands of rationale continue to move, now back to the assertion that we needed to invade because Saddam Hussein was “dangerous.” (Please don’t take this amiss – remember that this reason was cited before WMD were cited. They didn’t come up as a reason until the beginning of the campaign to sell the war to NATO and the UN, around last September.)
One of his statements (cf. this article) did surprise me a bit – “[The weapons of mass destruction] could have been destroyed during the war.” If it were that damned easy to destroy them, they wouldn’t be so high a risk – the only way to bulk get rid of nonconventional weapons is to set them off. More interesting is the suggestion that some stockpile may have been “transported to another country.”
I suspect that there may have been something – not very much, but enough to be worth moving into the Syrian desert. Not enough for the WMD rationale to really be defensible, but enough to make me wonder what’s going to happen to any such weapons that may be lying around….