gwen (gwenix) wrote,

Just two articles before I go to Chicago.

Bush Urges Europe to Unite Against Terror
Bush Calls on European Nations to Unite Against Terrorism in Bid to Heal Rifts From Iraq War

...Bush announced a new effort, the Proliferation Security Initiative, in which the United States, Poland and other, unspecified countries will search planes and ships carrying "suspect cargo." The initiative aims to seize illicit weapons and missile technologies and other agents of terrorism, Bush said.

He provided few details, but said: "Over time, we will expand this partnership as broadly as possible to keep the world's most destructive weapons away from our shores and out of the hands of our common enemies."

Ok, let me get this straight... we're trying to reconcile with the countries that are apprehensive of us by having them join our personal cause, and then join in with our lack of restraint in intrusive behaviours? Why do I get the sneaking suspicion this isn't going to go over as well as Bush thinks it will?

But, here's what us peaceniks have been saying all the while, and from the Mercury News which remained pro-war until now:

Iraq repercussions trouble top advisers: RATIONALE FOR INVASION CHALLENGED

key paragraph:

``The postwar period in Iraq is messy. We haven't found what we said we'd find there and there are unpleasant questions about assumptions we made and intelligence we had,'' said a senior national security official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. ``If many more months go by and our troops are still there, the Iraqis are still fighting each other and us, and we still haven't found any WMD'' -- weapons of mass destruction -- ``there will be hell to pay.''

Though I recommend reading the full thing.

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