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Adam McCauley
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I'm a big fan of Harry Shearer, and his weekly radio program Le Show this week made what I thought was an incredibly sobering point.

In justifying the 1993 invasion of Iraq, President Bush used the following three reasons:

1.  It had Weapons of mass destruction
2.  It had attacked it's neighbors
3.  It had given safe haven to Terrorists

There's plenty of doubt that Iraq fit the first and third qualifications pre-attack.  But there was, and still is, no doubt that Pakistan fits all three.

Apparently now the US intelligence is having extreme anxiety over the prospects of "loose nukes" in Pakistan.  President General Musharraf's beleaguered grip on the loyalties of his commanders and senior officials could shift at any moment.
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