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Rationally Speaking is a blog maintained by Prof. Massimo Pigliucci, a philosopher at the City University of New York. The blog reflects the Enlightenment figure Marquis de Condorcet's idea of what a public intellectual (yes, we know, that's such a bad word) ought to be: someone who devotes himself to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding places where priests, the schools, the government, and all long-established institutions had gathered and protected them." You're welcome. Please notice that the contents of this blog can be reprinted under the standard Creative Commons license.
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Six simple answers about Iraq
1. We attacked Iraq rather than Saudi Arabia in part because Bush-II wanted to even the score and finish the job with Saddam Hussein on behalf of his father, and because the Bushes have been in the pockets of the Saudis for a long time.
2. There was no pre-war link between Hussen and Bin Laden.
3. There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
4. Candidate Bush was against nation building, which shows that he is a flip-flopper.
5. We are not really concerned with the proliferation of WMDs. In fact, we like it, as long as we can control it and benefit from it. We just don't like certain nations to have them.
6. We are not really concerned about the spread of democracy, it just sounds good. What we care about his our own economic and political interests.
See? I told you it was pretty simple...