John Lemon cites this MSNBC story on Uday’s Home Movies as evidence as to “why WMDs Don’t Matter” and he’s “happy that we invaded.” I’m not sure why Uday’s being an SOB explains why WMD don’t matter but it certainly adds to the huge mount of evidence that the regime needed changing.

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  1. John Lemon says:

    Well, WMD still matter, of course, but it ain’t the only thing (as some people seem to be arguing). I also cited the whole “kids in jail” thing.

  2. James Joyner says:

    Are those the former “kids on the block”?

  3. MommaBear says:

    Or the “kids” just found in northern Iraq, some still holding their toys in the mass burial pit.

  4. James Joyner says:

    MB: Clearly, toppling an evil regime and freeing its citizens from tyranny has been the chief result of the war so far. But if that’s the reason we fought this war, we should have made that the stated objective. And we should go on to Cuba, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Indonesia . . . I’m sure I’m leaving several out.

  5. John Lemon says:

    Yes, true. But since we can’t do everything, the confluence of our national interest and freeing the oppressed is usually what rules the day. All I’m trying to say is that even if we don’t find WMD, I’m okay with what we did (for many of the reasons stated by others, plus that whole debauchery thing).

  6. James says:

    Yep. I agree with that.

  7. John Lemon says:

    See? It only took me a post on my blog and two comments on this one to convince your of my message. Maybe next time I’ll just be more clear. 😉