The Random Ruminations and Observations of a Curmudgeon

23 January 2006

Big Boy and Little Boy

Ah the twists.  Iraq under Saddam Hussein was two things, 1)  a nation that could never have developed nuclear weapons while under sanction and 2) a nation that would have vigorously fought the possibility that Iran would acquire such weapons.  

Contrast that with circumstances now .  As horrifying as the superficial problems in Iraq may be, the long term U.S. policy and Middle East political ramifications are potentially far worse.