Earth to Vice President Cheneyposted by Jazz at 10/07/2004 03:15:00 PM
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"The headlines all say no weapons of mass destruction stockpiled in Baghdad. We already knew that... The suggestion is clearly there by Mr. Duelfer that Saddam had used the [oil for food] program in such a way that he had bought off foreign governments and was building support among them to take the sanctions down. Thus there was no reason to wait to invade Iraq to give inspectors more time to do their work"
Mr. Vice President, you spent the better part of a year insisting, along with George W. Bush, that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction which were an imminent threat to us. That was the reason, as you told it, that we had to move quickly to invade Iraq and start the war without waiting for more inspections or broader international support.
To turn around now and say that they fact Iraq did not have WMDs was the perfect justification for invading the country is... Alright. You've finally eclipsed my ability to comment. I have no idea what that is. But frankly sir, you sound insane. If that is the new talking point, there is a rocky road ahead.
More on this from: Pacific Views, Angry Bear, Oliver Willis, Tim Dunlop. The general concensus thus far seems to be that I'm not the only person who finds this completely bat sh... errr, perplexing.