InstaPundit has some interesting links on Paul Krugman’s latest screed about Iraq and WMDs. It’s interesting watching the liberals spin like dervishes on this issue – they want to call Bush a liar, but none of them seem to have the cojones to do so. So instead, they just insinuate and spin that there was no evidence of Iraqi WMDs.
The problem is that even if Iraq didn’t have WMDs (which is unlikely as hell), there’s no evidence that the Bush Administration acted inappropriately. They were basing their information on the best intelligence they had at the time. They acted on a reasonable and prudent basis, and the Administration had the support of the American people. Furthermore, WMDs were only one causus belli for this war – Iraq did have connections to terrorist groups, including documentary evidence that the Iraqi government attempted to aid al-Qaeda, as well as the terrorist training facility at Salmon Pak south of Baghdad. The terrible human rights violations that were stopped by US military action also show that what was done was right.
In the end, it seems likely that Iraq’s WMDs will be found sooner or later. Perhaps much of it was hastily detroyed, perhaps some of it was smuggled to Syria or Lebanon. However, right now the war is over, and Saddam Hussein is out of power. The partisan acrimony over the causes of the war are of little importance compared to the needs of rebuilding Iraq and continuing forward with the war on terror.