Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Bush ‘Still Believed Saddam Possessed WMD’ In April 2006

Think Progress courtesy of Eschaton:

In Oct. 2004, President Bush finally admitted that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction: “Iraq did not have the weapons that our intelligence believed were there.”

Yet according to former White House chief of staff Andy Card, this statement was just rhetoric. In his new book on Bush, Robert Draper writes that the President continued to privately insist through April 2006 that Saddam had possessed weapons of mass destruction...


Wow. That's really disturbing. I mean, on the one hand it tells us once and for all that Bush, at least, didn't actually lie about Saddam's supposed WMD--it's hard to know where Cheney, Rumsfeld, and others' minds were at the time, but we know that naive little Bush boy really believed all the hype. I wonder if he still believes in Santa Claus? And I'm only partially kidding with that: if the President continued to believe when it was obvious to everybody that the justification for the invasion was a sham, then he must be delusional.

And having a delusional man occupy the most powerful position on the planet is really fucking scary.