A Historical View

Via Jules Crittenden, British historian Andrew Roberts provides one of the first relevant views on how history will judge George W Bush. It’s interesting to note that the British seem to be getting the point first. A relevant paragraph on Iraq:

“Similarly, the cold light of history will absolve Bush of the worst conspiracy-theory accusation: that he knew there were no WMDs in Iraq. History will show that, in common with the rest of his administration, the British Government, Saddam’s own generals, the French, Chinese, Israeli and Russian intelligence agencies, and of course SIS and the CIA, everyone assumed that a murderous dictator does not voluntarily destroy the WMD arsenal he has used against his own people. And if he does, he does not then expel the UN weapons inspectorate looking for proof of it, as he did in 1998 and again in 2001.”

And don’t forget to read the comments and note the “many (generally, but not always) stupid people” who completely miss the point of what Mr. Roberts had to say.


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