Tuesday, July 15, 2003

 Moving the goalposts 

"Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction."

-- Dick Cheney, August 26, 2002

"Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons."

-- George W. Bush, September 12, 2002

"If he declares he has none, then we will know that Saddam Hussein is once again misleading the world."

-- Ari Fleischer, December 2, 2002

"We know for a fact that there are weapons there."

-- Ari Fleischer, January 9, 2003

So, fast forward to the present:

"When it's all said and done, the people of the United States and the world will realize that Saddam Hussein had a weapons program."

-- George W. Bush, July 14, 2003

So we've gone from being absolutely certain that he had weapons of mass destruction, ready to deploy or sell to terrorist organizations, to having to hunt for months on end just to find out if he had a weapons PROGRAM. Not actual weapons, mind you, since those are nowhere to be found, but a PROGRAM.

It's like he's reverting back to his C-student mindset - you know, "I couldn't turn in my report - the dog ate my weapons of mass destruction."

Please, someone PLEASE tell me that the American electorate won't fall for this half-assed shell game.

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