Why wouldnt the military of bushes people make this available to the press?
OR Bushes people. Sorry
Bush never adequately defended himself. It was if he had other fish to fry, like fight a war. The information was out there, but the MSM was ignoring it and Bush refused to take the bully pulpit and shame the press. BTW: The MSM will ignore it this time, also!
Maybe because they hadn’t found them all, maybe because some stuff did migrate out of the country ...
who knows what the strategy is/was to keeping the “finds” secret...
The other thought is, if they did or had broadcast they were finding this stuff....then what of Al Queda and the rogue insurgents going after it and using it. Could you just imagine every gang in Iraq scavenging the countryside, finding and using....
Because as long as the Jihadists and their allies were getting positive help from the idea that “Bush lied” and “Intelligence was sexed up” and all of those media statements, they were unlikely to blow all of that positive press by using WMDs. Letting the misinformation stand, letting the enemy get a propaganda advantage out of using the misinformation, helped stop them using the weapons and blowing that advantage.
Better a politician be called a fool or even a liar, than soldiers die because he protected his reputation.
And they knew it would all come out in the end anyway.
I recall that they did, but few picked up on it. The Bush administration didn’t push it.