Monday :: Jun 9, 2003

Bush Parses His WMD Claims


by Steve

The disingenuousness of Bush on the WMD issue continues. Even Bush himself has adopted the Clintonian ability to parse his words now. He no longer is claiming that Hussein was an imminent threat justifying an immediate invasion due to a 45-minute capability to disperse or launch such weapons. No, now we are down to “he had a weapons program”.

Well, duh, Ringo, but that wasn’t the pretext you used to immediately invade. Remember, lame brain, you said he was an imminent threat, was responsible for 9/11, and had ties to Al Qaeda. Well, you’ve backed away from the first steadily for a couple of weeks now, you have offered no credible proof of the second ever, and Bin Laden’s own guys are laughing at your claim on the third.

President Bush stated flatly Monday that Iraq had a weapons of mass destruction program and rejected the idea of Washington's credibility being at stake in the search for banned arms.

But he stopped short of repeating previous vows that the weapons themselves would be found.

"Iraq had a weapons program," Bush told reporters after a meeting with his Cabinet at the White House. "Intelligence throughout the decade showed they had a weapons program. I am absolutely convinced with time we'll find out they did have a weapons program."

In a subtle shift, some U.S. officials have begun to talk of finding weapons "programs" or "capabilities."

We went into war Skippy based on the claim from you and your minions that Saddam posed an imminent threat, had ties to Al Qaeda, and was behind 9/11. As a late-arriving afterthought, you added the desire to liberate the Iraqi people.

It turns out now that you lied about the first three, and the jury is still out on what we really will deliver to the Iraqi people on the fourth. In other words, you have lied on at least three of the reasons you gave for this war, and people have died as a result.

To me, this meets the test of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Steve :: 12:27 PM :: Comments (6) :: Digg It!