Friday, June 23, 2006

Shootin' Blanks

So Rick Santorum has been claiming that some old-ass, leftover-and-forgotten-and-buried weapons from the Iran-Iraq war (you remember; in the 1980s) justify the WMD claims that helped lead us into war with Iraq. I just heard Tony Blankley (editorial page editor for the Washington Times) talking on the Diane Rehm Show. He picked up this argument and ran with it. The meme seems to be: these old weapons are dangerous! To the troops we have there! See? We told you! Dangerous weapons!

Um, horseshit. That's not the mushroom cloud Condi was talking about, Tony.

Are Republicans really going to make WMDs an issue in the upcoming election? If so, I can only look forward to Democrats bobbling the opportunity to point out that this is a sham argument. Whether these old weapons are dangerous is irrelevant to the central claims of the run-up to the Iraq war. Santorum is just running scared, given the looming threat of Democratic challenger Bob Casey.

You heard me, Democrats. Get out there and fuck this one up, too.

5 Comments:

Blogger bikkhouschka said...

dont forget stan, that it was a sham all along to begin with. all of the claims of their possessions of wmd amounted to nothing. hence the cia agent scandal...her husband wasnt very quiet about the matter...our president didnt like that very much...anywho, all of the objects mentioned during conferences with the eu, were objects that were given to iraq (during s. husseins reign) by the us.(by our own donald r. and ronald r.!!) during the iran/iraq war. all of which (wmd) were either dead useless or no longer existing due to the fact that we had blown them up during the gulf war (bush senior was well aware of what these were...albeit, he might have forgotten that our military under his command had them demolished) in the early nineties! not surprising that they had the time to bury some bullshit in the last couple of years that we ve been destroying the country inside out, once again, once again. "live, the impossible dream, the american dream....tra la di da..."

23/6/06 9:01 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Oh, I won't be forgetting.

I was simply amazed that anyone would sink this low, and I'm wondering if other Repubs will pick up this rubbish and run with it.

23/6/06 10:18 PM  
Blogger bikkhouschka said...

the reps are as machines, put in the chip, turn it on and weeeeeee......off they go.



i love diane rehm!!!!!

24/6/06 10:57 AM  
Blogger bikkhouschka said...

this article leads me to believe that maybe they wont?
or rather...that it would be in their best interest not to?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/24/AR2006062401081.html

25/6/06 5:35 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Curveball bends it like Beckham!

(Thanks for the link; good article.)

26/6/06 1:43 PM  

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