Ooops…Bush on WMDs before and after the war – AP
Holy crap. What are they thinking over at the AP? This is a blistering comparison piece. Just brilliant. Let the man’s words hang him out to dry. I plucked the Chimpy comments only; there are some entertaining ones in the article by Cheney, Rice, Powell and Rumsfeld too. (AP):
BEFORE THE WAR
“After 11 years during which we have tried containment, sanctions, inspections, even selected military action, the end result is that Saddam Hussein still has chemical and biological weapons and is increasing his capabilities to make more.” — President Bush, Oct. 7, 2002.
“Saddam Hussein is a man who told the world he wouldn’t have weapons of mass destruction, but he’s got them.” — Bush, Nov. 3, 2002.
AFTER THE WAR
“Although we have not found stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, we were right to go into Iraq. … We removed a declared enemy of America who had the capability of producing weapons of mass murder.” — Bush, July 12, 2004.
“He retained the knowledge, the materials, the means and the intent to produce weapons of mass destruction and he could have passed that knowledge on to our terrorist enemies.” — Bush, Oct. 7, 2004.
“Based on what we know today, the president would have taken the same action because this is about protecting the American people.” — White House press secretary Scott McClellan, on Wednesday.