Imagine my shock (I’m being sarcastic here) at turning on CNN and listening to Spokesman Scott McClellan being quoted as saying “The White House is not an intelligence-gathering agency.”
Duh?, or should I say D’oh! Did he put Homer Simpson in charge as his liaison to the CIA?
McClellan was apparently trying to excuse or possibly deflect assertions that President Bush was well aware that his own Pentagon experts had already told him May 27, 2003 that the “biological laboratory” trailers, so proudly displayed as proof of Iraq’s alleged WMD programs, were no such thing! But who is he going to believe, his men in the field, Karl Rove, or a bunch of so-called CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency experts he probably suspects all voted for Clinton anyway?
On the other hand, maybe the same censors that proofread the highly edited Global Warming reports did the same with the “WMD Trailers” report. Why would I think that? Because it was reported only a day later that the CIA and DIA reversed their assertions, and that the strongest evidence available pointed to Iraq hiding a biological warfare program!
Excuse me. I have it on high authority from several sources on this very site who are positive that all that stuff had been shipped to and hidden in Syria!!! And again I’ll ask, if they’re so positive it’s in Syria, why didn’t we invade Syria?
McClellan also asserted that complicated reports of that nature, take a long time to analyze. Duh? They released it the next day in time for Bush to announce on Polish television that we’d found Iraq’s WMDs!
Of course we’ll never know the truth, you know. The Bush administration declared the report “Classified.” Of course it is, that’s why he released it! McClellan is also quoted as saying “It’s not something that, they will tell you, turns on a dime!”
Excuse me; I think I have whiplash!
It was also reported that the Iraq Survey Group concluded in 2004 that there was no evidence that Iraq produced weapons of mass destruction after 1991, yet it’s still being denied that the White House manipulated reports as a justification to go to war in March of 2003.
Are you confused? I know I am.
But of course that’s only my opinion!