Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Chicago Tribune gets serious

Well, I don't know what to think of this. In Judging The Case For War, the Chicago Tribune lays out what it calls the 9 arguments that the Bush administration made for the war in Iraq. The Tribune examines "What the White House said", "What we know today" and "The Verdict". "The Verdict" being the Tribune's conclusion of whether the reason(s) given for war are supported by what we know now, or not.

The conclusion of the Chicago Tribune:
Seventeen days before the war, this page reluctantly urged the president to launch it. We said that every earnest tool of diplomacy with Iraq had failed to improve the world's security, stop the butchery--or rationalize years of UN inaction. We contended that Saddam Hussein, not George W. Bush, had demanded this conflict.

Many people of patriotism and integrity disagreed with us and still do. But the totality of what we know now--what this matrix chronicles-- affirms for us our verdict of March 2, 2003. We hope these editorials help Tribune readers assess theirs.
A very interesting read subject to nitpicking-to-death, which it probably will be.


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