Saturday, July 12, 2003

 We'll "move on" when we're damn well ready 

On July 11, President Bush said that he considered the matter of the false claims he made regarding Iraq's nuclear weapons program closed:

Bush asserted in his State of the Union address in January that Iraq had sought nuclear materials from Africa. Nearly six months later, the White House acknowledged the charge was false, and the tempest that followed has shadowed Bush on his five-country trip through Africa.

Bush considers the matter closed, said White House spokesman Ari Fleischer. "The president has moved on," he said.

Well, that's a relief to know that the President has moved on. Let's review for a moment who else has also "moved on" in the wake of these propagated falsehoods:

As of this writing, 217 US soldiers and their families have "moved on".

As of this writing, over 6000 Iraqi civilians have "moved on".

Saddam Hussein and his sons have also "moved on".

All those ready-to-be-deployed Weapons of Mass Destruction that the Bush administration was so eager to tell us about just a few months ago have apparently "moved on" too.

$4 BILLION a month in military and other discretionary expenditures to maintain the US occupation of Iraq are "moving on".

My hope at this point is that by January 2005, the American electorate will make Dubya "move on" back to his ranch in Crawford TX.

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