Australia’s Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, reveals his brilliant analytical skills during a recent interview with Haaretz:
“In another 20 years, the historians will ask how another president would have reacted to September 11 and if he had alternatives. Bush did not have to go into Iraq, but what would have happened if Saddam Hussein had emerged from the battle against the U.S. and the whole world with the upper hand? Where would we be today if in addition to the Iranian threat, we would have had to deal with Saddam? Do you believe that Iraq would have become a factor advocating quiet? Would the Middle East have been a safer place when a dictator like Saddam controls vast oil resources and strives to obtain weapons of mass destruction?”
So, always remember. Iraq may not have been a real threat before 9/11 but is a real threat now, and that’s why the US needed to create a threat to be able to control it today.