Let’s flip a coin: heads, we invade. Tails…. we invade.
Or so says Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfield, who says that if the inspectors give Iraq a clean bill-of-health, “What it would prove would be that the inspection process had been successfully defeated by the Iraqis. There’s no question but that the Iraqi regime is clever, they’ve spent a lot of time hiding things, dispersing things, tunneling underground.” In which case we’ll have to invade.
But we knew all of this anyway. The original stated goal was “regime-change.” It still is. Everything else is just the justification-of-the-week.
Saddam beat up my great-grandmother, too, before she died. Let’s go get him.