WELL, IF IT HAPPENS THAT WAY IN A WORK OF FICTION THAT MUST BE THE ONLY WAY IT CAN HAPPEN

From a Chicago Tribune column by Don Wycliff where he’s arguing that Bush didn’t make the case for why Iraq is a threat to us:

As I listened to the president speak that sentence about “one vial, one canister, one crate” that could “bring a day of horror like none we have ever known,” my mind went back to one of the hit movies of last summer, “The Sum of All Fears.”
Based on the Tom Clancy novel of that name, the movie depicted a terrorist group’s successful effort to acquire and smuggle into the U.S. a nuclear bomb, which is detonated in Baltimore and devastates that city.
Interestingly, the nuke in that instance was not of Iraqi manufacture, or North Korean or any other rogue nation’s. It was made in Israel, with fissile material supplied by the United States.
Don Wycliff – Chicago Tribune

BOTW points out that in the book the terrorists were Arabs, not the neo-Nazis of the movie.
The bigger point though is that Wycliff actually seems to believe that just because Baltimore was blown up in a movie with an Israeli warhead that somehow precludes Iraq exporting weapons of mass destruction in real life. How he manages to get from Point A to Point B I have no idea.

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