Brad Messer Commentary
8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003

Here comes the full court press for an Iraq attack.

Blair of Britain is in France today pitching the war idea. (France and Russia and China think the inspectors should be given more time.)

Tomorrow State Secretary Powell makes his hard sell to the United Nations. No smoking gun, but a truckload or two of circumstantial evidence.

Mr. Powell is now America’s most trusted person on Iraq policy. The CNN poll says 63% of Americans trust Powell more than Bush.

In the past several weeks, Mr. Powell’s faith in inspections obviously waned, and he jumped on the war wagon with a big thump. Whether because of personal loyalty to the Bush party line, or because he has become convinced that we must attack, we cannot know.

Before President Bush’s State of the Union speech, support for military action against Iraq was 52%. It’s now up to 58. Turkey is coming around, so we will have an operations base to hit northern Iraq.

My guess is we’ll march on Baghdad in March, and have our hands on the oil before you can say “weapons of mass destruction.”

Brad Messer— commentary, KTSA.

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Bomb Iraq
(author unknown)

Sung to the tune of "If you're happy and you know it clap your hands"

If you cannot find Osama, bomb Iraq.
If the markets are a drama, bomb Iraq.
If the terrorists are frisky,
Pakistan is looking shifty,
North Korea is too risky,
Bomb Iraq.

If we have no allies with us, bomb Iraq.
If we think someone has dissed us, bomb Iraq.
So to hell with the inspections,
Let's look tough for the elections,
Close your mind and take directions,
Bomb Iraq.

It's "pre-emptive non-aggression", bomb Iraq.
Let's prevent this mass destruction, bomb Iraq.
They've got weapons we can't see,
And that's good enough for me
'Cos it's all the proof I need
Bomb Iraq.

If you never were elected, bomb Iraq.
If your mood is quite dejected, bomb Iraq.
If you think Saddam's gone mad,
With the weapons that he had,
(And he tried to kill your dad),
Bomb Iraq.

If your corporate fraud is growin', bomb Iraq.
If your ties to it are showin', bomb Iraq.
If your politics are sleazy,
And hiding that ain't easy,
And your manhood's getting queasy,
Bomb Iraq.

Fall in line and follow orders, bomb Iraq.
For our might knows not our borders, bomb Iraq.
Disagree? We'll call it treason,
Let's make war not love this season,
Even if we have no reason,
Bomb Iraq.

Thanks RR