September 24, 2003

Powell says UN Sanctions Worked

Well, he said this 2 1/2 years ago:

And frankly they have worked. He has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbors.
As The Slactivist points out:
A year later, when the administration's goal was no longer merely maintaining sanctions, but a full-scale invasion of Iraq, they argued precisely the opposite. Saddam has WMDs. He poses a threat.
Go read the Slactivist's report and analysis.

Update: This is getting a bit old in blogosphere time. Walter noted early this morning that others like Kevin Drum, Atrios and Lean Left were hitting on this yesterday. Go over to idols of the marketplace to get those links.

Posted by Steve on September 24, 2003
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