Thursday, January 15, 2009
From Telegraph UK - by Andrew Roberts:
"The decisions taken by Mr Bush in the immediate aftermath of that ghastly moment (9/11) will be pored over by historians for the rest of our lifetimes. One thing they will doubtless conclude is that the measures he took to lock down America's borders, scrutinise travellers to and from the United States, eavesdrop upon terrorist suspects, work closely with international intelligence agencies and take the war to the enemy has foiled dozens, perhaps scores of would-be murderous attacks on America. .... the obvious fact that there was a good case for invading Iraq based on 14 spurned UN resolutions, massive human rights abuses and unfinished business following the interrupted invasion of 1991 will be recalled.
Similarly, the cold light of history will absolve Bush (and John Howard - tb) of the worst conspiracy theory accusation: that he knew there were no WMDs in Iraq. History will show that, in common with the rest of his administration, the British Government, Saddam's own generals, the French,Chinese, Israeli and Russian intelligence agencies ... "
(and Kevin747Rudd 'Are there weapons of mass destructions - Of Course!' and also our own home grown weapons Inspector and failed state Governor Richard Butler who said he knew where they were -tb)