Isn’t this a declaration of war? If it’s true, and we really don’t have any reason to believe otherwise, haven’t we just said that heads of state are fair game, and the Iraqi government should understand we’ve just declared war on them by George W signing the order to assassinate him (which we all know is what it means by “remove”)?
I’m not a supporter of Iraq. I don’t like Saddam. I don’t necessarily think it’s a bad idea to get rid of him. I think it’s a really bad move to announce, “Hey, we’re going to come kill your president.” before we’ve actually done it. Professionals don’t let things like this get out. You don’t announce a secret CIA mission to assassinate a head of state until it’s over and done with, and even then, you probably shouldn’t tell anyone. It’s bad form.
The more I see and hear from the Administration, the less faith I have in them.
I’d talk about this more, but Big Johnnie’s watching, and I wouldn’t want to be held without being able to see a lawyer, speak to anyone or expect my civil rights to be respected.