WMD Commission’s Report and the rationale for attacking Saddam and the Mullahs of Iran
The WMD Commission’s Report presented today (31st March 2005) says that the U.S. intelligence community was "simply wrong" in its assessments of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction capabilities before the U.S. invasion, according to a panel created to study those failures and recommend corrections to prevent them in the future.
"We conclude that the intelligence community was dead wrong in almost all of its prewar judgments about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction," said a letter from the commission to President Bush. "This was a major intelligence failure."
Since the USA was attacked by the forces of Islamic terror on 9/11 of which Saddam also was an example, if not a part of the same gang that did the criminal act on 9/11, we have to move against all gangs that have the potential for causing such mayhem. This was the rationale for moving against Saddam and is also the rationale for moving against the Mullah regime of Iran.
With this report being published the Stop War now brigade will be painting the town red, Jacques Chirac the French President will start chuckling, the Arab lobby will move a resolution in the UN to condemn the war and to call for immediate withdrawal of American troops from Iraq and the jingoistic circus will go on. We have a humble question to ask here. If a gang of roughnecks named the Rednecks gang commits a series of murders in a New York park shattering public confidence in safety and security in New York, will the New York cops go against only the Redneck gang or will cast the net wide to make a clean sweep of all criminal gangs? The answer is obvious.
Yes perhaps Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of Mass Destruction and we were wrong in assuming he had, or may be he palmed them off to Syria, before we moved into Iraq. And maybe Saddam did not have any connection with the Al Qaeda. But then if the USA was attacked by the forces of Islamic terror on 9/11 of which Saddam also was an example, if not a part of the same gang that did the criminal act on 9/11, we have to move against all gangs that have the potential for causing such mayhem. This is the rationale for moving against Saddam.
The critics of the WMD report will deliberate obfuscate this point to score a pyrrhic victory. But we need to keep in mind that we are up against Islamic terrorism, of which Osama Saddam, Zarqawi, Hamas, Hezbollah, Jihad Islami, Laskhkar-e-Tayyaba, Mahdi Army, etc all are a part and we need to move against all of them, irrespective whether they coordinate their attacks on the USA or act independent of each other to attack us.
The WMDs themselves are not dangerous by themselves, it is the mindset of those in whose hands they reside is what makes them dangerous or otherwise. Saddam and Khameini, (or Musharraf, and god knows how many other Muslim despots) have WMDs. Muslims are the most violent specimens of religious fanaticism. This is not to say that fanatics of other religious persuasions are angels. The trident wielding Hindus who force others to chant “Jai Sri Ram” and those deceptively humane looking but paranoidly insistent Christian missionaries out to harvest the souls of the pagans, are other specimens of negative and socially destructive human behavior. But all said and done they are far less dangerous than the bloodthirsty Muslims who are out to terrorize the world into submission to Islam. And so WMDs in the hands of those with an Islamic mindset is what makes the WMDs dangerous.
A fanatic belonging to any religion may appear to be human in his/her physical form, but all of them have the temperament of wild animals. The way a wild animal attacks and kills its adversary, the most violent among the religious fanatics will go to the extent of killing another person, if he/she does not agree to convert to the religion of the fanatic. Needless to tell you that the most Vicious among the religious fanatics call themselves – Muslims.
And what Saddam has in common with Musharraf, Prince Fahd and the Ayatollahs - is Islam; something which Saddam does not have in common with Ariel Sharon, George Bush, Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin, Jiang Jemin or Jacques Chirac – although all of them have WMDs under their control.