By Tom Quiner
“Bush lied and people died,” was the mantra from the political Left in this country a few short years ago.
Now that the WikiLeaks scandal has shed light on illegally released government documents, the Left’s assertion above is revealed as the sham we always knew it was.
Saddam Hussein DID have remnants of weapons of mass destruction, as detailed by Wired magazines’s, Noah Shachtman. Mr. Shachtman is also a non-resident fellow for the liberal Brookings Institution think tank. In reviewing the released documents, he reports:
“By late 2003, even the Bush White House’s staunchest defenders were starting to give up on the idea that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But WikiLeaks’ newly-released Iraq war documents reveal that for years afterward, U.S. troops continued to find chemical weapons labs, encounter insurgent specialists in toxins and uncover weapons of mass destruction (emphasis added). … Chemical weapons, especially, did not vanish from the Iraqi battlefield. Remnants of Saddam’s toxic arsenal, largely destroyed after the Gulf War, remained. Jihadists, insurgents and foreign (possibly Iranian) agitators turned to these stockpiles during the Iraq conflict — and may have brewed up their own deadly agents.”
I have no issue with American’s who believed we should not have gone to war with Iraq. That was an honorable position to take. It was a tough call that history thrust on President Bush. He made the call based on the long term best interests of America.
I have no issue with those who criticize the way the war was waged.
These are all honorable disagreements that friends, families, and political allies and adversaries can debate.
However, the assertion that Mr. Bush lied and and Mr. Hussein was telling the truth was borderline treasonous. There was no evidence that Mr. Bush lied. There was evidence that he made a mistake on the presence of WMDs, a rather large distinction.
Now we learn he wasn’t even mistaken.
Do you hear the media falling over themselves to apologize?
Don’t hold your breath. Listen to the bias inherit in Katie Couric’s questions above with former Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice.
Does Ms. Couric seem like she’s in an apologetic mood? No, she’s sticking to the anti-Bush mantra embraced by her soulmates on the politically-Left fringes of America.