By Tom Quiner

You’ve heard the lie a thousand times from liberals:

“Bush lied and people died.”

It’s not true, as this blog has written here and here.

Now the New York Times, one of George W. Bush’s staunchest critics, acknowledges that Bush did NOT lie regarding Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

They recently wrote a 10,000 word, 8-part story on they subject.

Excerpts:

“In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs, according to interviews with dozens of participants, Iraqi and American officials, and heavily redacted intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.”

Jarrod Lampier was there. The recently retired Army major witnessed the discovery of some 2400 nerve-agent rockets which were unearthed at a former Republican Guard compound:

“Troops and officers were instructed to be silent or give deceptive accounts of what they had found. ‘Nothing of significance’ is what I was ordered to say.’

The Times belatedly reports that …

“Jarrod L. Taylor, a former Army sergeant on hand for the destruction of mustard shells that burned two soldiers in his infantry company, joked of ‘wounds that never happened’ from ‘that stuff that didn’t exist.’ The public, he said, was misled for a decade. ‘I love it when I hear, ‘Oh there weren’t any chemical weapons in Iraq,’ he said. ‘There were plenty.'”

The Times reported that Wikileaks revelations in 2010 built on the growing realization that Bush was right:

“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. 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.”

Any political detractor of Mr. Bush with a smattering of character should step forward and apologize profusely for smearing a good man.

Sadly, they haven’t.

Perhaps they’re too busy covering for the current occupant of the White House who legitimately lacks even a smattering of that rich substance that oozes from Mr. Bush, that substance upon which leadership hinges, known as character.

 

9 Comments

  1. Dennis Wagoner on October 30, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I have been reading these stories in other sources too. Why hide the existence of WMD for so many years?

  2. Lisa Bourne on October 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

    So much more profitable for liberals to incessantly bang the tired Flog Bush Drum

  3. oarubio on November 1, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I KNEW it and have been telling people for years that Saddam’s illegal barring of international observation teams for FIVE years was for a sinister reason. You can hide a lot in 60 months.

  4. oarubio on November 1, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Quiner article — pass it on!

  5. votedemout on November 1, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    And this doesn’t include the massive transfer of WMD’s to Syria that was disclosed by the Iraqi General after the war. Fox ran the story, but all of the other media mouthpieces tried to defame the General, and buried the story.

    • quinersdiner on November 1, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks for sharing this point. It’s a good one.

  6. […] Can you think of a single, legitimate scandal in the George W. Bush presidency? And PLEASE don’t tell me “Bush lied and people died.” Even the New York Times has recanted that lie in a 10,000 word, eight part series on the subject, which I have graciously excerpted for you here. […]

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