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Monday, September 12, 2011

Nice Going, Fareed! Where the hell was this in 2002?

Zakaria Destroys Rumsfeld’s Iraq War Talking Points


Yeah, that's great! Asking Rumsfeld the tough questions. Of course, back when it still could have made a difference, Fareed Zakaria was churning out crap like this:

Why It's Now Or Never With Iraq

Dec 1, 2002 7:00 PM EST

. . . Iraq is surely producing weapons of mass destruction. The United Nations and the United States have accumulated powerful evidence of this over the past decade, including testimony from Saddam. . .

Saddam has learned his lesson and is planning to "cooperate" for months, maybe years. If he does so, not only will the momentum for genuine disarmament and war slip away, Russia and France will begin clamoring that U.N. economic sanctions against him be lifted.To stop events going down this road, the administration must force a crisis.

Why Iraq Is Still Worth the Effort

By Fareed Zakaria
Wednesday, March 22, 2006

So now you're going to pretend that you weren't on the wrong side of history on this one? You're suddenly going to put down the cheerleader's megaphone and put on your real journalist hat? Too little too late, Fareed.

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