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David Frum's Diary on National Review Online

David Frum’s Diary on National Review Online: “The economic sanctions against Iraq had begun to disintegrate as early as 1996. By 1999, they were well on the way to disappearing altogether. As soon as they did so, Saddam Hussein intended to reconstitute his weapons of mass destruction using the scientists and know-how he had carefully preserved through the 1990s.In other words: If Iraq was not an imminent threat to the United States in 2001, Saddam Hussein fully intended for it to become an imminent threat as soon as possible thereafter. “WMD either were (not likely at this point) or would have been (once the sanctions were lifted as they would have been). Either way, Sadaam our sworn foe would have helped our foes.This is the key to justifying the war.

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