I know we’re all used to it by now, but there’s yet another reason to believe that Bush was full of shit when he said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and we needed to invade. From the keyboard of Molly Ivins:
The latest development to which the only appropriate response is “Huh” is the news that the “mobile weapons labs” introduced to us by President Bush before the war as conclusive evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq were not evidence — conclusive or otherwise — of WMD and were not, in fact, mobile weapons labs.
The only thing new here is the news that George W. Bush probably knew a couple of days before he talked about them in public that the Defense Intelligence Agency had found they were not mobile weapons labs.
OK, given everything we already know about the lies before the war, this is not particularly startling — although I do think it’ long past time we stopped referring to the campaign of disinformation and false information that we were fed as anything but lies. No, the startling and funny part of the “mobile weapons lab” lie is the administration’s defense of it, which is so batty it’s an instant classic.
Yes, once again the President lied us into war. It’s severely disconcerting that all this mounting evidence is doing dickall to stop him, to the point where a mere censure is looked upon as crazy.
Of course, let’s have the President’s men have their amusing little say, see how they’re explaining it away this time…
The Bush administration yesterday denounced a Washington Post report that questioned the handling of postwar intelligence on alleged Iraqi biological weapons labs. A White House spokesman acknowledged that President Bush’s assertions about the suspected labs were in error but said this was caused by flawed intelligence work rather than an effort to mislead.
Bush press secretary Scott McClellan criticized the article as “reckless” for what he said was an “impression” that Bush had knowingly misled the American public about the two Iraqi trailers seized by U.S. and Kurdish fighters weeks after the Iraqi invasion began. On May 29, 2003, Bush described the trailers in a television interview as “biological laboratories” and said, “We have found the weapons of mass destruction.”
How many times is the CIA going to jump on grenades meant for Bush?
But seriously, this is almost tedious in its predictability. More evidence damning Bush, and more unbelievable lies spilling out of the White House. Is he trying to out-bore his way into keeping his job, or what?