Monday, January 26, 2004

Ashcroft

Attorney General John Ashcroft recently stated that even if WMD are not found in Iraq the war was justified due to "Hussein's past use of "evil chemistry" and "evil biology."

Saddam Hussein's past use of "evil chemistry" and "evil biology" and the threats they posed justified the war in Iraq even if no weapons of mass destruction are ever found, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said Monday.

Ashcroft, in Vienna for talks with top Austrian officials on measures to fight terrorism and drug trafficking and improve air travel security, told reporters that Saddam's arsenal remained a menace and was sufficient cause to overthrow his regime.

"I believe there is a very clear understanding that Saddam Hussein continued to pose a threat," Ashcroft said.

"Weapons of mass destruction including evil chemistry and evil biology are all matters of great concern, not only to the United States but also to the world community. They were the subject of U.N. resolutions," he said.

Although I agree that even if no WMD are found the war was just, perhaps Ashcroft shouldn't be making foreign policy statements.


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