This, of course, raises again the question of why the Bush Administration refused to defend itself. If anything destroyed GW in the eyes of the public it was the WMD issue that got pounded and pounded and pounded.
2 months ago, Rove admitted they should have defended themselves more.
It wasn’t just with the WMDs, though. GW wouldn’t defend himself on hardly anything at all in the political world. I never really got it. Gentlemanly standards, rope-a-dope...whatever. As much as anything else, it is responsible for Obama being in the WH right now.
With the WMDs we can claim, I suppose, that it was wise to give the impression there were no WMDs there to prevent anyone buying them. But that is contradicted by this article that says we (the US) arranged undercover to buy some mustard gas from someone in 2004.
Since the issue with WMDs was always small quantities in the hands of suicidal terrorists unleashed on western population gatherings, any WMD found was extremely significant.
America was terribly manipulated. I’m sick of it.
This is the really important issue. The imbecile Bush administration simply let the liars run wild so that i time, with no correction, the general public came to believe the lie. This was one of the biggest failures of Bush and the fools in his administration.