One reason, frankly, is to test the new TypePad system for possible future use.
But another reason is this: I came to understand, reluctantly, the justifiction of the war in Iraq as necessary to protect the national interests of the United States. Understanding is not agreement, but at least the war no longer seemed irrational or strictly mercenary (i.e., "blood for oil").
Like Tim Converse, I feel played by the US administration if, in fact (as it seems likely), there were no significant weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and further (as it seems possible) the administration knew this to be the case.
So, this weblog is an attempt to follow the WMD story, in the US and elsewhere. It's not likely to be as complete or deep as I'd like, but it's one attempt to make sense of the situation.