Sunday, February 08, 2004

Weapons of Mass Deception

What the hell is this supposed to mean?

But it should be noted that the idea that Saddam Hussein both had and sought WMD was conventional wisdom in this town for at least 10 years.

And, if you don't immediately understand what that's supposed to mean, the Herald spells it out even more plainly:

Bill Clinton and his wonks talked about Saddam Hussein and the threat his chemical and biological weapons posed during much of their eight years in office. It became an article of faith. Given that Saddam had actually used poison gas to kill a whole town full of Kurds, no one had trouble believing he still had the stuff and was working to get other, deadlier weapons, including nukes.

Blame Clinton. LOL. Speaking of that, I like the line "I'd be glad to share with them knowledge." Thus spake Dubyathustra, apparently in response to a question about whether he would appear before his handpicked commission on Iraq intelligence failures.

Update: Here's another great quote from our CIC (regarding Saddam Hussein): "He had the ability to make weapons, at the very minimum." L.A. Times link (requires subscription).

Man, I hope I can wake up long enough to watch him fail miserably tomorrow. Miserable Failure should be the title of his autobiography.

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