Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Frum & Perle: Ten

Page 32:

By toppling Saddam Hussein, we achieved [...] great objectives.

1. We put an end to the threat from whatever weapons of mass destruction Saddam actually possessed as of 2003 -- and, far more important, from those weapons he would have possessed had he been left in place.

2. We won a great victory over terrorism [...]

3. We denied our enemies in the Middle East the huge victory they would have won had Saddam been able to claim that he had survived and triumphed over us.

4. We have learned valuable lessons about how to fight wars in the region and how to rebuild afterward. Nobody will pretend that mistakes were not made in the Iraq campaign and the subsequent occupation. But we have learned from those mistakes, and they will not be repeated. [...]