I'm sure fundamentalists have no use for documentary evidence that doesn't serve them ... "Don't distract me with the facts!!" is a good old-boy line (I can't imagine any professional soldier having a moment for that sort of crap) ... and they have good reason to dismiss counter-arguments: any time we look closely, their self-serving rhetoric begins to fall apart!
Enron-style evidence given to justify the war?
Before Congress, and in public, President Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell have repeatedly pointed to aluminum tubes imported by Iraq which they say are for use in making nuclear weapons.
But on Friday, head United Nations nuclear inspector Mohammad ElBaradei told the Security Council that it wasn't likely that the tubes were for that use. ElBaradei also said that documents Bush had cited and relied upon to make the case that Iraq tried to buy uranium from a country in central Africa were fake.
"These documents — which formed the basis for the reports of recent uranium transactions between Iraq and Niger — are in fact not authentic," ElBaradei told the United Nations on Friday.
Transparent Fakes? The International Atomic Energy Agency wasn't blaming either Britain or the United States for the forgery.
Yaaaaaa right, like the deep-background security documents that turned out to be a 10 year old university essay! Nobody got blame for that, either