16 June 2005

The 'I' word


At long last — six weeks after it became public — the Downing Street memo, which clearly indicates that the Bush administration was lying when it said that it would go to war with Iraq as a last resort, has become a lead story on CNNi.

As far as anyone can tell, Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Iraq had no WMDs. Saddam Hussein was an odious tyrant, and Iraq is indeed well rid of him. But, this wasn't the US's war to fight. Regime change is best accomplished when the subjects of that regime do it.

Bush, and many other members of his adminsitration, repeatedly lied in order to get the United States into an unjust war, against international law. Soon, 2000 coalition troops will have died, and many tens of thousands of Iraqis. If this slaughter isn't grounds for impeachment, what is?