Just got This Is Our War, a book of "Servicemen's Photographs of Life in Iraq" (Devin Friedman & the Editors of GQ, eds.) -- very interesting.
Is there any limit on the "blackout" period? I mean, if forty years had elapsed between the handshake and the war, would Mr. Rumsfeld still have been pond scum to have changed his mind about Mr. Hussein?
the standard here is, once you shake hands with someone, you're a weasel and a hypocrite if twenty years later you come to regard him as an enemy of your country?
you're a weasel and a hypocrite if twenty years later you come to regard him as an enemy of your country for having used WMDs.
I think Rumsfeld regarded Saddam Hussein as an enemy to our country because he constantly shot at our planes trying to enforce the no-fly zone, celebrated 9/11, broke the peace treaty of the first gulf war, tried to assassinate an ex-President, uttered death to the U.S. stuff all the time, aided the families of suicide bombers and assisted terrorist groups