Hans Blix, the lead inspector for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq (which he couldn't find but American troops will) now says he doesn't believe Saddam Hussein will use such weapons. The reason, says Blix, is that world opinion would turn against Saddam!
Can you believe this? Saddam cares more about his reputation than his survival as Iraq's murderer and torturer in chief? This is the naivete that has rendered the United Nations and much of world opinion useless.
Did Saddam care about world opinion when he gassed his own people? Did he care about world opinion when he invaded Kuwait? How about his concern for world opinion when he launched a 10-year war against Iran which lead to the deaths of untold tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of people, including civilians?
Blix was asked at a news conference whether Saddam would care about world opinion of he were about to be deposed. Blix answered, "Some people care about their reputation even after death."
This is so amazing I hardly know what to say.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.