Thursday, June 22, 2006


The blogosphere has been abuzz because two national Republican lawmakers claimed during a press conference that weapons of mass destruction had been found in Iraq.

Well, not so fast, Forked-Tongue senator and congressman. Apparently, Alan Colmes of Fox News had to break it down to Rickie Man-on-dog Santurum and Petie Hoekstra.

The two "amigos" were on Hannity and Colmes to "hyp[e] a document that describes degraded, pre-1991 munitions that were already acknowledged by the White House’s Iraq Survey Group and dismissed."


These guys are not the sharpest tool in the shed and must think everyone else is equally as stupid. There they were on national television when Colmes busted them for the whole world to see.

Think Progress reports:

Fox News’ Jim Angle contacted the Defense Department who quickly disavowed Santorum and Hoekstra’s claims. A Defense Department official told Angle flatly that the munitions hyped by Santorum and Hoekstra are “not the WMD’s for which this country went to war.”
And of course, Colmes politely pounced on the clueless lawmakers.
Congressman, Senator, it’s Alan Colmes. Senator, the Iraq Survey Group — let me go to the Duelfer Report — says that Iraq did not have the weapons our intelligence believed were there. And Jim Angle reported this for Fox News quotes a defense official who says these were pre-1991 weapons that could not have been fired as designed because they already been degraded. And the official went on to say these are not the WMD’s this country and the rest of the world
believed Iraq had and not the WMD’s for which this country went to war. So the chest beating at this Republicans are doing tonight thinking this is a justification is not confirmed by the defense department.
Damn, lost another one to Die-Truth! Only Rickie and Petie ain't the ones doing the dying for lies, of course.

Funny, I remember UN Sanctions restricting Iraq from having WMDs, not from exclusively restricting Iraq from having WMDs produced after 1991. UN Resolutions 687 and 1441 both affirm this fact. They were restricted from creating new weapons AND maintaining the old ones that they had. There are no wrong WMDs in Iraq concerning the search for banned weapons.
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