Nice catch

Lyn over at Medley made a nice catch this weekend on something John Ashcroft said.

Weapons of mass destruction including evil chemistry and evil biology are all matters of great concern, not only to the United States but also to the world community. They were the subject of U.N. resolutions.

What in the world does this mean? Once again we see that the basic refuge of the Bush administration is simply to try to scare people. It seems pretty obvious that they key campaign theme of 2004 is that we live in a big bad scary world and only George W Bush, Dick Cheney, John Ashcroft and friends can protect you. And as for the headline of the article, don’t let anyone fool you with the “war was justified even without WMD” argument. Maybe it was, and maybe it wasn’t, but the Bush administration chose to justify it to us and to the world based on that argument, and there’s got to be some accountability here. If they wanted to overthrow Saddam Hussein because he was an evil tyrant and was easy pickings, then that’s what they should have said.