In reading Brian Cooney's analysis of President Bush's supposed fanaticism, I noticed some very disheartening statements that he, and the rest of "the left" constantly make. The Chomsky-esque moral relativism of his statements is not only downright nauseating, but more importantly based on completely incorrect assumptions that can only be derived by a desire to hate the president.
Dr. Cooney presents the tired argument that we armed Saddam with these horrible weapons during the Iran-Iraq War and we are therefore as guilty, if not guiltier, than Saddam in possessing those weapons. This argument allows Dr. Cooney the opportunity to blame America for the ills of the world. However, what he fails to mention is that at the time we supplied Saddam with those weapons, we were facing increasingly hostile rhetoric and actions from Iran. For the purpose of self-preservation, it was in our interest at that time to assist anyone who would fight one of our most feared enemies. I would assume that Dr. Cooney wishes that we hadn't allied ourselves with the Russians during World War II.