Tuesday, September 24, 2002

After looking at Tony Blair's Iraq dossier it appears to me that Saddam already possesses deployable WMD. Therefore any plan to attack him better be incorporating counters to that deployment.

But it also raises the question, "If he has them, why hasn't he used them already?" Maybe he has been effectively deterred until now. What happens to that deterrent if Saddam is fighting for his life? Sun-Tzu counsels that desparate men with nothing to lose fight much harder than men who some hope of escaping. We dare not push him into desperation until we get those weapons out of his control.

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