Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Hamburgers of Mass Destruction
Listening to Bush's speech this morning I was struck by one incredible paragraph. In his effort to sort of take responsibility for the "weapons of mass destruction" debacle, George may have used one of the most slippery sloped arguments ever devised.
When we made the decision to go into Iraq, many intelligence agencies around the world judged that Saddam possessed weapons of mass destruction. This judgment was shared by the intelligence agencies of governments who did not support my decision to remove Saddam. And it is true that much of the intelligence turned out to be wrong. As President, I'm responsible for the decision to go into Iraq -- and I'm also responsible for fixing what went wrong by reforming our intelligence capabilities. And we're doing just that. At the same time, we must remember that an investigation after the war by chief weapons inspector Charles Duelfer found that Saddam was using the U.N. oil-for-food program to influence countries and companies in an effort to undermine sanctions, with the intent of restarting his weapons programs once the sanctions collapsed and the world looked the other way.
So Bush is responsible, but not really and Saddam did not possess weapons - but he had acquired food, which he would somehow, eventually turn into WMD’s. That's the iminent threat?
Instead of sending weapons inspectors and troops into harms way we should have just sent the Hamburgler.
Thanks George, now you are speaking in terms Americans can understand. Come to think of it, this also might explain the video of those terrorists training on the monkey bars.