Friday, February 18, 2005
Celebration at Kam's!
Two items from the University of Illinois in one day. First stem-cell boob jobs, now this
: an exhaustive review of the 27 competing rationales offered in support of the invasion of Iraq. (Link tip from MyDD
Moving to those rationales, twenty-seven rationales for the war were used at one time or another, and, of the sixteen rationales that emerged before the final phase of research, thirteen appeared in later phases. Thus, the campaign for the war on Iraq was broad and there seemed to be a great deal of continuity between the phases. To further explain this idea, five rationales were prominent in all three phases: war on terror, prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, lack of inspections, removal of the Hussein regime, and Saddam Hussein is evil. In addition to those five, another rationale was used very prominently throughout the phases: liberation of the Iraqi people. It was a popular rationale for Don Rumsfeld, as he mentioned the reason in all three phases, and eventually appeared in many other officials’ statements, as well.
After completing this monumental research task, perhaps Devon Largio, the author, can compile 28 or more reasons why Nick Smith is not particularly handsome.