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At last, some clarity

Posted by Russell on August 26, 2007 at 5:24 a.m.
From the moment it became clear that the stated reasons were both manifestly ridiculous and demonstrably false, petabytes have been devoted to speculation about the "real" reason why the United States invaded Iraq. They range from "'everyone' believed that there were WMDs..." to simply "the oil." Thus far, I have found no explanation that is particularly compelling, so I've left the question unanswered in my mind.

That is, until The Editors provided one that can turn aside old Occam's Razor. Of course it's speculation. However, since even the best friends of the White House can only speculate on what goes on in there, speculate is all we can do. This administration is a black box. Well, a black box from which leaks a steady drip of incompetence and malfeasance, but a black box nonetheless. I suspect that even with the benefit of historical perspective, the academic study of early 21st Century American History will do no better on this topic than speculating on the circumstantial evidence.

The Editors offer what I consider the first successful sally in this endeavor. If it's anywhere close to true, then I think its profanity is completely justified.

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