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To: Froufrou
Even Saddam's generals believed he retained WMD. So Iraq's military, the intelligence agencies of the United States and the rest of the world all believed the same thing. For the President to "lie" he would have to know the WMD were gone. Two questions.
  1. How would he have known it? Was he meeting Tariq Aziz in an underground parking garage at 3AM?
  2. If he knew they weren't there, why would he use them as a major causus belli? He could have just as easily said "we don't know what Saddam's up to regarding WMD" and put more emphasis on the other points.

If you say he "lied", you're saying he knew they were gone and still led with them as justification. He was simultaneously smarter than the entire rest of the world and dumb as a post. Reductio ad absurdum.

11 posted on 01/13/2006 12:05:18 PM PST by Dilbert56
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To: Dilbert56

"If you say he "lied", you're saying he knew they were gone and still led with them as justification. He was simultaneously smarter than the entire rest of the world and dumb as a post. Reductio ad absurdum."

The beauty of this is, of course, the abject simplicity of it. Glorious. ;o)


14 posted on 01/13/2006 12:58:06 PM PST by Froufrou
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