Eat At Joes

Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Bush’s Claim on WMD Doesn’t Make Sense

"We have found the weapons of mass destruction."
- President George W. Bush, May 29, 2003

Bush supporters are claiming that Bush didn’t know that the Trailers of Mass Destruction he told us were Mobile Biological Weapons Labs were not WMD when he made the claim. The Department of Defense's Intelligence Agency reported to the Bush Administration that they were not WMD two days before Bush claimed they were. Okay, let’s say that’s true that Bush didn't know two days after his administration was told. Why did Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the rest of the Bush Administration continue to make the false claim for the next year?

Why did the Pentagon shelve the report concluding that the trailers were not Mobile Biological Weapons Labs and keep the information from Congress and the American People.

If Bush just wants the American people to know the truth about Iraq, why did he and his administration continue to lie about these trailers for a year and suppress the report that they were merely for producing hydrogen for balloons used for target practice by the Iraq military?

Claims that Bush and his administration didn’t know the truth for a year and were only trying to inform the public don’t make sense.

Bush also claims that he and his administration never said that there was a connection between September 11th and Saddam Hussein. Gee, I wonder where 70% of the American people got the idea that there was. A majority of our fighting men and women in Iraq think that’s why they’re there. Bush now says that it’s not and that our troops are wrong.

Colin Powell now admits that he and his State Department didn’t believe that Iraq was a threat, but that Cheney and the neo-cons were pushing the story that Iraq was a threat so hard he and the State Department just went along with that myth.

Powell never believed the story that Saddam was trying to buy Uranium from Niger or that Saddam had reconstituted his nuclear program. “That was all Cheney,” Powell now admits. But despite that, Powell testified to the UN before the war that Saddam had WMD including nuclear weapons Powell knew he didn’t have. He just went along because Cheney, the former CEO of Haliburton, was pushing for war so hard.

Now nearly 2,500 US service members are dead and more than 19,000 wounded. Many disabled for life including the highest percentage of brain injuries ever in a US war.

Update – Now the Bush White House is using a different argument about Bush lying about the Iraq WMD that wasn’t WMD:

Get this, White House Spokesman Scott McClellan is now saying that President Bush couldn’t tell the American people that the Iraqi trailers were only for producing hydrogen to inflate balloons for target practice and told us that they were Mobile Biological Labs because the fact that they weren’t WMD was classified information so he had to lie to us.

Get it?

Hmmm. That doesn’t make a lot of sense since just this week Bush admitted that he ordered Vice President Cheney’s Chief of Staff Lewis Scooter Libby to leak classified information from a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) that Saddam was attempting to purchase Uranium from Niger, but not to leak the part from the same NIE that said that the State Department and the Energy Department intelligence agencies did NOT believe it.

It turned out that the “evidence” that Saddam was buying Uranium were forged documents. And it only took the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) one hour, yes, one single hour to determine that they were forgeries because the Niger officials who allegedly signed them were not the officials in power at the time they allegedly signed them. The date of the signature was right there on the forged documents. A simple Google search confirmed that the signers were not in office when the documents were signed.

Anyway, Bush had no problem leaking the classified (and false) information that Saddam was buying Uranium, but he couldn’t bring himself to tell Americans that the trailers were not WMD. So instead he told us that they were Mobile Biological Weapons Labs because to tell us the truth would be leaking classified information. Get it? Neither do I. It’s just a fancy way to say Bush lied.

Anyone who truly loves America should be sickened by this and the other demonstrable lies of this administration. You have to either be loyal to America or loyal to Bush, but you can’t be both.


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