Thursday, October 7

DING DING DING DING! Dope/Cheney Trot Out a New Reason for War!

So, it wasn't:
Past atrocities,
Buying yellowcake,
Having mobile weapons labs,
Humanitarian relief,
The oppressed Iraqis,
Meetings with al Qaeda,
Planning nukes,
Defying UN resolutions,
Freedom hating,
Flying drones,
or Anything Saddam said
...after all! It's OIL FOR FOOD ABUSE! How 'bout that!
Bush, Cheney concede Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction

President Bush and his vice president conceded Thursday in the clearest terms yet that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, even as they tried to shift the Iraq war debate to a new issue - whether the invasion was justified because Saddam was abusing a U.N. oil-for-food program.

Ridiculing the Bush administration's evolving rationale for war, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry shot back: "You don't make up or find reasons to go to war after the fact."

Vice President Dick Cheney brushed aside the central findings of chief U.S. weapons hunter Charles Duelfer - that Saddam not only had no weapons of mass destruction and had not made any since 1991, but he had no means of making any either - while Bush unapologetically defended his decision to invade Iraq.

"The Duelfer report showed that Saddam was systematically gaming the system, using the U.N. oil-for-food program to try to influence countries and companies in an effort to undermine sanctions," Bush told reporters as he prepared to fly to campaign events in Wisconsin. "He was doing so with the intent of restarting his weapons program once the world looked away."
OH, HO HO HO, NOOO! What a freaking DOPE.