Brad Messer Commentary
8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003

For the past few days I have had a poll on my website: “Who is the biggest threat to us? Osama, Saddam or Kim Jung Il?”

George Bush would pick Saddam, of course. Many of you would not. In my poll Saddam of Iraq comes out low man on the threat scale. Twice as many people say it’s Kim of North Korea. Most votes go to ol’ whatshisname, Osama bin Laden. That's on a small, unscientific poll based in San Antonio.

Last night the AP ran a story on another poll, a big national one.

“... Just over half in the Gallup poll said the situation in Iraq is worth going to war over...”

Worth going to war! No WMDs found, CIA director thinks Iraq won’t attack unless attacked, U.N. inspectors drawing blanks— that is worth spending American lives, and one or two hundred billion dollars?

I think the diet guy who promised people they could lose weight while they sleep was right. He assumed that people will believe anything and it made him millions.

Bush assumed Americans would believe we must invade Iraq. Gallup poll shows he was right. I swear by my brain pills, people will believe anything.

Brad Messer— commentary, KTSA.

Oct. 8, 2002: C.I.A. Director Suggests Iraq May Not Strike Unless Provoked
Internet scam ad for Brain Pill: “wisdom-enriching, anti-decrepitude”
Dec. 1, 2002: Washington Post “Iraq War ... Could Run As High as $200 Billion”

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