Carol Platt Liebau: The New Lefty Meme?

Thursday, June 22, 2006

The New Lefty Meme?

Some are trying to claim that what's been found in Iraq aren't really WMDs. Well, here's Donald Rumsfeld, being interview on the Hugh Hewitt show.

What has been announced is accurate, that there have been hundreds of canisters or weapons of various types found that either currently have sarin in them or had sarin in them, and sarin is dangerous. And it's dangerous to our forces, and it's a

So obviously, to the extent we can locate these and destroy them,
it is important that we do so. And they are dangerous. Anyone -- I'm
sure General Casey or anyone else in that country would be concerned if they got in the wrong hands.

They are weapons of mass destruction . They are harmful to human
beings. And they have been found. And that had not been by Saddam
Hussein, as he inaccurately alleged that he had reported all of his
weapons . And they are still being found and discovered.


Blogger wrabkin said...

Good news, Carol!

The Defense Department just raised the recruiting age to 42, which I believe means you are now qualified. And since you are a complete supporter of this war, but you find it morally repugnant to support it financially by paying a fair share of taxes, this is your chance to show that you believe one word you say. Go ahead and sign up. Fight for our freedom. If you really think this war is worth the life of all those brave soldiers, isn't it worth yours?

7:09 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

From (NPR)

Two Republican lawmakers say a declassified report points to hundreds of weapons of mass destruction that were found in Iraq. Peter Hoekstra, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, and Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) on Wednesday released a declassified summary of a report by the National Ground Intelligence Center. Charles Deulfer, a former weapons inspector says most of the degraded weapons are 20 years old and did not point to an ongoing chemical weapons program.

Charles Deulfer, Former chief U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq; former deputy chairman of the United Nations Weapons Inspection Team in Iraq.

From (AFP)

But the intelligence officials, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity, said the weapons were too degraded to have posed a threat to US forces in March 2003.
They said all chemical weapons found since 2003 were produced before the 1991 Gulf War and they had no evidence Saddam was producing or stockpiling chemical weapons after that.

7:49 PM  
Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

You know, I don't think Carol reads any of our comments.

8:13 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

But it does seem Rick, Rumsfeld, and Novak are back to telling a good story. Election season is in full swing.

8:19 PM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

I remember a while back Carol posited that the real WMD were shipped out of Iraq on the eve of the war, probably to Syria. Don't you think we should go into Syria to find out, Carol?

If we do, they'll definitely need your help tromping around Damascus as it will unfortunately coincide with our launching of a westward offensive toward Tehran. And then there's Pyongyang.

Oh my, so many stones to turn over.

Do you have any younger siblings? Or nieces and nephews who can drive a Humvee? Things are gonna get a lot busier with this preemption thing.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

"eastward offensive" (I've always been east-west dyslexic.)

10:31 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

You guys simply can't stand it when one (many) of your "established facts" turns out to be wrong!

I love it!

Try this link:

5:56 AM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

"Chief weapons inspector, Charles Duelfer, has now issued a comprehensive report that confirms the earlier conclusion of David Kay that Iraq did not have the weapons that our intelligence believed were there."
George W. Bush
October 2004

It must be an extremely potent meme as even the President seems to have bought in on it.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

On Salient Oversight wrote, "You know, I don't think Carol reads any of our comments."

Sometimes she does. For example, there was this one time that Carol lied about a speech by Ronald Reagan in an attempt to make me look bad. You can read the exchange here.

It struck me as kind of funny (in both the "haha" and the "strange" sense of the word) that she would trash her purported hero to score petty points on her blog.

There are also the cases where Carol accused me of lowering the standard of debate here by using the phrase "plate of poo."

If, on the other hand you are wondering whether Carol ever lets the facts get in the way of her mimeographing of right wing talking points--the answer is no. She just keeps dishing up the same old plates of poo for Greg and others like him to lap up.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Just to keep a full accounting, these "WMD" were discussed in the Deulfer report. Here's the relevant passage...

While a small number of old, abandoned chemical munitions have been discovered, ISG judges that Iraq unilaterally destroyed its undeclared chemical weapons stockpile in 1991. There are no credible Indications that Baghdad resumed production of chemical munitions thereafter, a policy ISG attributes to Baghdad’s desire to see sanctions lifted, or rendered ineffectual, or its fear of force against it should WMD be discovered.

The President agreed that these were not the weapons we thought were there.

11:03 PM  

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