A Damning Argument, but… What's That Behind You?!?


In response to Paul O'Neill's recent revelation that the Bush Adminsitration began planning the ouster of Saddam Hussein eight months before the 9/11 attacks, the folks at National Review Online have mounted a counterattack, which consists of observing that O'Neill is "a pompous, self-indulgent prima donna" (twice); that he "is considered a menace by those who want to trim federal spending"; that it "was his policy to charge people to attend the company Christmas party"; and that he was "a flake."

The bearing this has on the exploitation of a national tragedy to launch a war the administration wanted for independent reasons? (Cue Jeopardy music…)