Wednesday | September 24, 2003
BBC reports: no WMDs in Iraq
Boy, remember all those onimous warnings from GOoPer congressmen and senators and administration officials to "shut up" about WMDs in Iraq? You see, David Kay would wait until September (no product launches in August, remember?) to show us a report with damning evidence of Saddam's massive, extensive, lethal WMD program.
Boy, is that falling flat in its face.
No weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq by the group looking for them, according to a Bush administration source who has spoken to the BBC.For domestic consumption, we get this Reuters wire piece:
An eagerly awaited U.S. inquiry is expected to report finding "documentary evidence" that Iraq had chemical and biological weapons programs but no proof of actual arms, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.It's funny how the administration has been trying to move the goalposts for some time, laying foundation to trumpet the findings of a WMD program. The fact the Kay report is being squashed is tacit admission the tactic wasn't working.
After the alarmist rhetoric coming from the White House and 10 Downing Street, no one would be satiated with a few floppy disks and schematics.
This story won't help those Bush numbers.
And what will O'Reilly do? On March 18, on Good Morning America, he said:
"Here's, here's the bottom line on this for every American and everybody in the world, nobody knows for sure, all right? We don't know what he has. We think he has 8,500 liters of anthrax. But let's see. But there's a doubt on both sides. And I said on my program, if, if the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it's clean, he has nothing, I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush Administration again, all right? But I'm giving my government the benefit of the doubt," O'Reilly said.I can't wait to hear that apology. Posted September 24, 2003 01:14 PM | Comments (86)