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The WMD Case Crumbles Further

January 19th, 2005

You know that the case is shot when even Fox News (sic) runs the story that:

Intelligence and congressional officials say they have not seen any information — never “a piece,” said one — indicating that WMD or significant amounts of components and equipment were transferred from Iraq to neighboring Syria, Jordan or elsewhere. …the officials familiar with the search say U.S. authorities have found no evidence that former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (search) transferred WMD or related equipment out of Iraq.

Which decimates the last shred of fantasy that Bush was actually right about the WMD. Of course, this doesn’t faze Bush. Doesn’t matter to him that his justification for the war is completely and utterly disproven–in fact, he actually believes that his thin margin of victory in the election last November was not only a mandate for his new agenda, but also doubles as proof that the American people approve of the entire Iraq War (and, to Bush, probably every other insane whim that enters his head). This guy just can’t accept the idea that this was anything but a great idea and that nothing is wrong with it–perhaps the ultimate and definitive example of cognitive dissonance. Or perhaps just simple schizophrenia.

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  1. Tim Kane
    January 18th, 2005 at 23:37 | #1

    I have said over and over again that if Bush knew what he is doing he wouldn’t be doing what he is doing.

    Thats in regard to international relations and policy. However when it comes to politics he knows what he’s doing.

    My guess is that he realy doesn’t care about whether or not there are WMD. The WMD served its purpose, which was to provide political cover to invade Iraq, which was his only goal. There are no good stated reasons for entering Iraq by the administration. Therefore the real reason is either something synister that can’t be stated, or their is no reason.

    As far as a mandate, if he really wanted a mandate, he should have come out in September and admitted that there absolutely were no weapons of mass destructions – may be some Americans, in there innocence still felt there were come November and voted for him anyway. To admit so after the election shouldn’t imply that American’s sanction a bad policy.

    What Bush is really trying to say is that I’m a slip shod screw up, America knew perfectly well that I am a slip shod screw up and they voted for me anyway – which is to say, gloat that it doesn’t matter what he does, America has both given him a mandate to hold office and not be accountable for his actions because they perfectly well know that he is incompetent. In otherwords we can’t expect competancy from him.

    I don’t – I only hope he doesn’t permanently destroy the world in the next 4 years, but he might. It reminds me of Hogan’s Heroes where General Bulkhalter says to Colonel Klink: “Klink! you have managed to single handedly shorten the 1000 year reich down to a bare six months!” That was brilliant. Where is Bolkhalter when you need him?

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