On my dinner break I watched a bit of Chris Matthews--Karen Hughes was on, and Matthews as is typically the case allowed her to get away with asinine spin. Matthews asked if the US would have a credibility problem making a WMD case against Iran in the future after our Iraq misadventure. Hughes (PARAPHRASE): "The president was protecting the UN's credibility when he invaded Iraq, because the Security Council unanimously called on Saddam to disarm and he failed to do so. If the US hadn't acted no one would respect the UN as a body." Matthews changed the subject by asking if the French were right.
Attention all media shitheads who allow this claptrap to pass unchallenged regularly to this day:
THERE WERE NO WMDs IN IRAQ. SAYING SADDAM FAILED TO DISARM SO WE HAD TO INVADE IS THEREFORE SOMETHING YOU SHOULD PERHAPS AGGRESSIVELY POINT OUT AS DISHONEST. IT'S HARD TO DIS-ARM WHEN YOU HAVE NO ARMS TO BEGIN WITH.
Jesus Christ, I can't watch these people for two more years. The fact that we have another new justification for the Iraq war--protecting the credibility of the UN!--at this point is beyond surreal.