Wednesday, February 05, 2003

JUST SHOOT ME: Is it just me, or is the "smoking gun" standard of proof, loudly demanded by the press and the anti-war crowd to justify war against Iraq, beyond idiotic? If you see a smoking gun, chances are someone just shot a @#$% bullet at you. If it hits you, you're dead or maimed, so having bullet-proof (ha, ha) evidence against the shooter won't do you much good. Fact is, only if the shooter misses, and gets taken out before he fires another shot, does the evidentiary value of his smoking gun do you any good. Does anyone really believe that's a sane standard for acting against a threat?

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