This afternoon, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “It is the assessment of the U.S. government that Iran is responsible for today’s attacks in the Gulf of Oman.”
Which brings to mind these quotes* from when many of you were children or not yet born.
“Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.” Dick Cheney 2002
“Iraq both poses a continuing threat to the national security of the United States…by, among other things, continuing to possess and develop a significant chemical and biological weapons capability.” Hillary Clinton 2003
“Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised.” George Bush 2003
In case they’re not teaching you about the Iraq War in school, spoiler warning — there were no weapons of mass destruction.
Here’s something else you might be too young to have heard — two of my favorite bands, Queensryche and Dream Theater, covering a song by The Who called “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. If this is your first time hearing it, let it be your anthem.
* Quotes taken from this timeline, which is well-worth a read because I suspect you’ll see history repeating itself very shortly…