October 3, 2003
"This isnt an issue about intentions or what the hopes were or what the programs were," spouted
Senator Carl Levin, (D) Michigan, and one of the leading attackers of president Bush and his foreign policy. "What took us
to war were statements about weapons mass destruction in the possession of Saddam Hussein and the threat of their imminent
What the majority of Americans still understand and those on the Left such as Senator Levin will never comprehend
is that the war to topple Saddam Hussein and his totalitarian regime was always about more than weapons of mass destruction.
Yet that is the very thing that him and the political radicals who surround him have focused on as the measuring stick to
mark the success of the liberation of Iraq.
Many have alluded to the fact that these liberals have cared very little
for the pain and suffering that the people if Iraq were subjected to at the bloody hands of the Hussein regime and the first
part of his statement is a direct testament to that claim.
For these people the 'intention' of helping the Iraqi people
by destroying the tyrannical state that controlled them simply wasnt enough of a reason for war. The 'hope' that one day with
the help of the United States and the Coalition of the Willing the Iraqi people could live in a free country that would be
a gleaming testament to the rest of the Middle East about how a society in their region could live in peace is simply inconsequential.
These liberals scoff at the very mentioning of a weapons program being in existence under Hussein's rule. Senator
Levin said, "There's no evidence that the weapons program was restarted in the nuclear area, that it was restarted in the
biological area, that the units were ready for chemical warfare." He offered this ingenious stream of pablum when confronted
by the actual evidence of weapons programs that were discovered by expert weapons investigator David Kay.
to the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee a totalitarian dictator who hated America and had weapons of
mass destruction programs in Iraq, wasn't really a threat to anyone because we haven't yet found enough evidence to please
these liberals that Saddam had WMD, even though inspectors found a vial of botulinum in an Iraqi scientists refrigerator?
It is considered by experts to be the most poisonous substance known to man and according to State spokesman Richard Boucher,
"Botulinum is a weapon of mass destruction, yes,".
The elite media continues to shout this liberal mentality in their
headlines on an almost daily basis where it has evolved to prominence on the front pages of newspapers across the country
that blare out 'No Weapons Have Been Found', instead of a more neutral and more accurate, 'Report Shows Weapons Programs Did
Exist'. That would have been too easy, wouldn't it?
The report showed how Saddam Hussein had tried to deceive the
UN weapons inspectors while they were in Iraq and that he was developing missiles that would have violated post-Persian Gulf
war limits that had been imposed.
David Kay himself supported the president and understands the importance of his
findings even if the liberals and the elite media continue to ignore the facts. Such as the fact that there were signs that
Saddam had moved arms out of the country before the war.
"I think there is a lot more to this story if you can read
even the unclassified testimony than, 'We have not yet found weapons'," David Kay told congress during a visit. "We have not
yet found any actual weapons, although we continue to pursue leads."
Before boarding Marine One, president Bush explained
the report vindicated the liberation of Iraq: "The report states that Saddam Husseins regime had a clandestine network of
biological laboratories, a live strain of deadly agent botulinum, sophisticated concealment efforts and advanced design work
on prohibited longer-range missiles. These findings already make clear that Saddam Hussein actively deceived the international
community, that Saddam Hussein, was in clear violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441 and that Saddam
Hussein was a danger to the world."
Secretary of State Colin Powell put the icing on the cake when he replied rhetorically
to reporters who questioned him about whether weapons of mass destruction would ever be found in Iraq, "Do you think vials
of botulinum should constitute a weapon of mass destruction?"
The answer to everyone but liberals is a definite, yes!
Lee P Butler