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Thursday, June 05, 2003

Great Comment!
W made this ridiculous comment in his speech to the troops today: "But one thing is certain: no terrorist network will gain weapons of mass destruction from the Iraqi regime because the Iraqi regime is no more."

A comment on Atrios gives this outstanding retort:

I can state with equal confidence that terrorists will not gain NBC weapons from the Holy Roman Empire, the Soviet Union, or the Third Reich either. There is a fair chance that they'll get NBC weapons, if any still exist, from the ruins of Iraq, largely due to the administration's incompetence at providing security and massive disruption of the country. What a bunch of idiots we've got running our empire.

W's statement is sort of like a murderer claiming in his defense that "the deceased will never sell drugs to kindergarten children because he's dead," even though the deceased had never done that. True but irrelevant. And the commenter's point is right on: The facts look just as bad for Bush if we stipulate that he was telling the truth about WMD's. If they were there in March and gone in April, the war may have made it possible for those weapons to get into the hands of terrorists, thereby accomplishing exactly the opposite of the stated objective. Mission accomplished?