For the first time in 1600 years, there was no Mass in Mosul this weekend.
Our war in Iraq failed to meet one single criterion for Just War.  There was no lasting, grave, and certain threat, and this led to the Duplicity Tango.
Step 1 of the Duplicity Tango: Ignore the people calling to finish the inspections and prophesy the certitude of finding WMDs.
Step 2: When no such weapons are found, suddenly turn on a dime and deny that Bush had never claimed the threat was “imminent”. Suddenly, the new truth was that the claim of an imminent threat was all a product of Bush Derangement Syndrome.  Ignore the fact that in saying this, Bush apologists were acknowledging there was no lasting, grave and certain threat and therefore no casus belli.
Step 3: When ISIS walks into a room a week or two ago and finds some gas canisters, lie that Bush is vindicated.  But a moment’s thought about this find should raise some questions. Is it really probable that after a diligent search for WMDs conducted by an occupier with every reason to have brandished WMDs aloft and shout “Vindicated!” and a decade of occupation in which nothing was found, is it really likely that some goons from ISIS are going to waltz into a little room in a facility we knew all about and discover what we could not find in a decade?
No.  It’s not.  And just a little homework uncovers the fact that this “discovery” now being trumpeted by the press who cheer-led for this catastrophe is indeed something both the UN and we knew about and never regarded as a threat (which is why we didn’t bother to destroy the stuff).
So: Here is the latest lie in the Duplicity Tango: Hussein had chemical weapons. But was

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