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Monday, May 05, 2003
Team Bush got me
As regular readers of mth.blogspot.com no doubt know, I don’t trust much of what the Bush Administration says when it comes to the “war on terror,” and I don’t understand how any intelligent person who has studied the situation can trust them even though many do. That said, up until the comment by Secretary of State Colin Powell that I noted on March 25, I has little doubt that the Bush Administration knew that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s government was in fact developing weapons of mass destruction and had solid intelligence on where such weapons were being developed, as President George W. Bush and friends implied and even sometimes said outright many times. I believed that falsely claiming to have such information was just too big of a risk for them to take, as the fallout would likely be very great if Saddam’s government was not in fact developing and/or possessing weapons of mass destruction.
I no longer believe the Bush Administration had such information.
It has been weeks since “major combat” in Iraq has occurred and the United States has been able to roam the country at will. If they had good information on where weapons of mass destruction were held and/or developed in Iraq, they would have been able to find some evidence by now. And if they had such evidence, they would be telling the world. At the very least they wouldn’t be leaving the “Baghdad Nuclear Research Facility” unsecured and in fact would make securing such facilities a top priority.
I still believe that Saddam’s regime was more likely than not developing and/or in possession of weapons of mass destruction and, if that was in fact the case, evidence of such programs will show up sooner or later. If and when such evidence is found, Team Bush will no doubt claim it as vindication and sadly most people in the U.S. will most likely agree.