We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Inspections!

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U.S. Shifts Stance on Nuclear Treaty
White House Resists Inspection Provision

Washington Post 7/31/04
“In a significant shift in U.S. policy, the Bush administration announced this week that it will oppose provisions for inspections and verification as part of an international treaty that would ban production of nuclear weapons materials….
“Administration officials…. declined, however, to explain in detail how they believed U.S. security would be harmed by creating a plan to monitor the treaty.”
Isn’t it obvious? Look what almost happened in Iraq, for goodness sake. Here we were, all ready to invade based on charges of WMDs, and the UN inspections under Hans Blix nearly ruined the entire thing!
Next time around, the international inspections are just going to be that much harder to impugn. We are the world’s only superpower, and we can’t make war without getting a permission-slip from the truth?