Sunday, January 27, 2008

60 Minutes on Saddam

For those out there who may still have doubts about claims that I've made that Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction, that he didn't pursue ties with Osama Bin Laden, and that the entire war was based on misinformation, I ask that you take a look at tonight's 60 Minutes interview with the man who interviewed Saddam while he was in U.S. custody.

That man, George Piro, gave probably the most informative and up front interview so far from a government agent about what went wrong in Iraq. If you missed it, a link is provided below that reports on the story. A written article and some video clips are provided. Definitely worth a read.

For those who are on board with respect to the war being a mistake, this interview is a boon. While it might only be reinforcing what we already know, it's more proof none the less.

With that in mind, I do believe, especially in light of recent successes in Iraq, it would be a mistake to make an immediate withdrawal of troops. It would need to be a phased withdrawal, done over a period of years to ensure stability. Let's not make this mistake into a catastrophe and an irreversible blemish on America. We might be there for the wrong reasons, but the last thing we need is for a region that is unstable to become even more so by irresponsible actions by neighboring states (like Iran.)

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