It is now sadly commonplace to hear a once-rational Democrat either overtly or tacitly declare that Bush lied about WMDs in order to go to war.
These people will ignore similar claims made by the Clinton administration. They will ignore numerous other countries (including some who opposed the Iraq war) who had intel that led them to the same conclusions. They will ignore Saddam's past usage of such weapons. They will ignore just about anything that doesn't fit their warped world view.
But try to ignore this:
Let's pretend I'm a delusional Bush-hater. I believe our unspeakably evil President completely fabricated evidence of Iraqi WMDs in order to invade for oil, electoral advantage, and American Empire. I believe he is surrounded by men (and women) who would gladly lie, deceive, and commit both federal crimes, and crimes against humanity, in order to please their boss.
So. Bush knew there were no WMDs in Iraq. He also knew that this was a major basis for the war. He therefore knew that, when no WMDs were found, there would be a lot of questions asked. (And he would therefore take a massive political hit.)
So, my question is: Why the hell didn't Evil Bush just plant some mustard gas or VX or Anthrax or something in Iraq? How difficult could this possibly be? Put it in a sealed drum, place Arabic writing all over it, and bury it somewhere in the desert wasteland. Have some toady give an "anonymous tip" to the DoD, they find it and dig it up, and Bush is proven correct, and his detractors look like the assholes they are.
If he's so monstrous to go to war based on lies, why not one more little fib? Why hasn't he planted sarin or ricin in Iraq?
Answer me that, shrill lunatic Left.