PASADENA, California – Former United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter says the U.N. resolution on disarming Iraq of weapons of mass destruction makes war inevitable.
He said the U.N. resolution carries a hidden trigger allowing Bush to attack after the Dec. 8 deadline for a weapons declaration from Iraq, and noted that there will be four U.S. aircraft carriers in the region in December.
When questioned about the veracity of his claims, and whether his opinion might change about the timing of the attack, Ritter responded:
“Well. It might be January. Or March. Maybe even July. Or they might not attack at all. Or maybe it will just be the British attacking.”
After a while, Ritter then commented:
“Haven’t I been inconsistent enough over the past 10 years that no one in their right mind would listen to a damned thing I say?” Ritter then looked at the reporter quizzically and asked, “I mean seriously, other than Saddam Hussein, is there anyone less credible on this issue than me?”
O.k. He really didn’t say any of that. But I thought it when I read the story.