Friday, October 08, 2004

In 100 words or less ...

Mickey Kaus (Kausfiles) posted this 99-word defense of the Bush Administration on the Slate website early this morning. I have not seen anything better:

"If a man says he has a gun, acts like he has a gun, and convinces everyone around him he has a gun, and starts waving it around and behaving recklessly, the police are justified in shooting him (even if it turns out later he just had a black bar of soap). Similarly, according to the Duelfer report, Saddam seems to have intentionally convinced other countries, and his own generals, that he had WMDs. He also convinced much of the U.S. government. If we reacted accordingly and he turns out not to have had WMDs, whose fault is that?"