false pretenses

Lucas asked me to write about this: Search for Illicit Weapons in Iraq Ends”, but I feel like there’s not much left to say.

It’s been clear for a while now that the reasons given for invading Iraq weren’t going to hold up. But even now, the people who cooked those reasons up and sold them to the public aren’t going to admit the whole thing was a sham.

It’s a really lousy thing to involve other people’s lives in your own personal conquest, creating reasons to suit your plans, to talk still more of them into bankrolling it for you, and then not even be able to stand up and apologize when it all falls apart.

Apologies aren’t everything, but that’s where you start.

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