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IRAQ AND PLAYING HIDE-THE-WEAPON-OF-MASS-DESTRUCTION

I was asked recently if I thought Iraq were hiding the means of making weapons of mass destruction.

The facts:
(1) it takes months or years to conduct a thorough search of an entire country for signs of making WMDs and even then, disguising WMD development is easy;
(2) the Iraqis had years to work on hiding those signs;
(3) when the new inspections were becoming imminent, Iraq had months of notice to cover up any recent signs of WMD development.

Given the facts, I think Iraq could have successfully hidden the moon from the international inspectors.

Question: Should the U.S. go in and rearrange the political landscape?

Answer: Depends – if you don't mind seeing headlines like this --

ATTACK ON CLEVELAND MAKES CENTER CITY EVACUATION PERMANENT

-- then let Saddam remain in office.

Interestingly, the same people who complain so much about us pushing around Iraq and being warmongers are the same folks who would be calling for the president's head if an Iraqi weapon of mass destruction were to go off on U.S. soil.

Question: Mr. DiMercurio, your personal hero, James Webb, was on CNN denouncing the war buildup. What do you think of that?

Answer: I listened to everything he said and I have no idea why he would oppose going into Iraq with clear objectives with the military empowered to achieve them. Webb hates to see his Marines sent into harm's way for no reason with no national appreciation (who wants that to happen?). Otherwise, his comments are a mystery to me.

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EMERGENCY DEEP:
First in an electrifying new series from “A MASTER RIVALING TOM CLANCY.”

--Publishers Weekly

U.S. Navy submarine commander Peter Vornado is at the top of his game in underwater warfare when a devastating illness takes him out of the service and almost to the grave. Without duty, honor, or something to fight for, his life is as good as over.

But the CIA needs a man like Vornado…

A terrorist cabal has acquired a scrapped Soviet sub from the Cold War -- a technologically advanced failure still able to outrun any torpedo or enemy vessel and strike at will. With a nuclear payload, it will enable them to strike directly at Israeland throw the world into chaos. All that remains is to modernize the sub with the latest technology.

Only one man can infiltrate the group, take the helm, and stop a holocaust -- a man who has already stared down death, and is ready to do battle once more…

“Compelling and visionary. DiMercurio’s characters run as deep as his submarines themselves!”

--Joe Buff, author of Crush Depth and Thunder in the Deep

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