I would guess that President George Walker Bush kept silent on the matter for national security, not political reasons; President Bush perhaps believed that publication of the circumstances surrounding the discovery of weapons of mass destruction might enable the enemy to find (and use) other caches of them against our troops, our allies [including Israel], the Iraqi people, or other innocent persons.
posted on 10/23/2010 4:44:50 PM PDT
(Name our lead enemy: Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Islamofascist terrorist dictator)
Point taken. I do wish though that president Bush would have fought back, when he could, on all sorts of issues. A case could be made that excessive silence in the face of outright lies was damaging to the country, too.
posted on 10/23/2010 4:51:01 PM PDT
(Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
Imagine the situation where assets were tracking WMDs, including those that left the country into places like Syria. Those who took the WMDs were led to believe we didn't know about them so our assets could keep track of every single piece and piece by piece, neutralize them and secure the weapons.
If, however, we revealed knowledge of said weapons, they would go underground quicker than a bootleg John Edwards sex tape..
posted on 10/23/2010 4:57:40 PM PDT
Based on a personal conversation with those who were there looking for WMDs, found said WMDs, and were specifically told they did not, you are on the right track.
There is a whole lot more to that story than I can say publicly.
Suffice to say, the Left will do and say anything to make Bush into a liar. If fits their overall narrative from 2000.
posted on 10/23/2010 5:56:50 PM PDT
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