04 November 2007

A Self-Contradicting Sentence

From Mary Riddell, in today's Observer, slips up in what is an otherwise persuasively argued piece on the dangers of a war with Iran and the alternatives open to the world:

"Hundreds of thousands have died in Iraq in a war waged to wipe out non-existent WMDs. This time round, the intelligence is just as thin, but the Tehran weapon, unlike the phantom Baghdad bomb, is a real and dreadful prospect."

So, same amount of intelligence, but this time it's ok, because we know that the nuclear bomb is a real prospect here.

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