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Thursday, October 30, 2003
Were WMDs move to Syria?

The Washington Times (in addition to many other media outlets and wire services) is reporting that: Syria is[may be] Storing Iraq's WMDs

And on the topic of WMDs, here's Jonah Goldberg's latest column: Saddam responsible for WMD confusion

Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Saddam ties to Terror and Preemption

From the November 3rd issue of the Weekly Standard:

Osama's Best Friend: The further connections between al Qaeda and Saddam.

and by Kenneth Adelman, former assistand to the Secretary of Defense; and former UN Embassador:

A War Casualty We Can't Afford

Monday, October 27, 2003
Debunking Myths

I didn't watch the Democrat Debate last night (among other things, I lack the attention span to sit through it), but there were some interresting comments made. Blogger and Journalist Andrew Sullivan noted the following:

[On the Brits] They're part of a "fraudulent" coalition, according to the Senator from Massachusetts last night:

This president has done it wrong every step of the way. He promised that he would have a real coalition. He has a fraudulent coalition. He promised he would go through the United Nations and honor the inspections process. He did not. He promised he would go to war as a last resort, words that mean something to me as a veteran. He did not.

Some questions. How was the coalition "fraudulent"? Is going to the U.N., getting a resolution and trying extremely hard for a second resolution not going through the U.N.? Are twelve years of inspections not respecting the inspections process? Is John Kerry a serious candidate for the presidency of the United States?

Sullivan later points out, that minus Canada, the main players in the coalition were those that invaded Normandy

Also, apparently (at least) Clark repeated the "imminent threat" shpeil. However, the whole "imminent threat" line is a myth. Even the far-left editorial columnist to the Cleveland Plain Dealer (my hometown paper) admitted his error in this claim. Here's a story from the Washington times on it. And then there was Tony Snow fact checking Sen. Jay Rockefeller on October 13th on this very topic
Articles on the War On Terror and Syria

From National Review Online:

Andrew Apostolou: The U.S. is winning.

Barbara Lerner: Syria should be in our sights (especially since we found a Syrian passport on a terrorist in Iraq today)

William F Buckley Jr.: Understanding Rummsfeld

Victor Davis Hanson: The Event of the Age