Monday, August 02, 2004

Bush Would've Gone In Anyway

I just listened to President George W. Bush say, "Knowing what I know today, we still would have gone on into Iraq" [referring to the WMDs we've failed to find], in response to a question from a reporter in today's Rose Garden press conference.

The President went on to explain that although Saddam may not have had WMDs, he had the capability to make them.

Every nation has the capability to *make* weapons of mass destruction. Maybe they have money. Or they know a guy who knows a guy. Or they have a chemist.

Blankets with smallpox were a very effective weapon of mass destruction during the settlement of North America. Does this mean every nation with doctors is a threat to the U.S.?

(Edited later to clean up quote after transcript available instead of just my memory.)

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