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July 16, 2003

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Scroll down to the bottom of this White House transcript of Yubbledew's remarks yesterday about Iraq and you'll find Yubbledew said:

The larger point is, and the fundamental question is, did Saddam Hussein have a weapons program? And the answer is, absolutely. And we gave him a chance to allow the inspectors in, and he wouldn't let them in. And, therefore, after a reasonable request, we decided to remove him from power, along with other nations, so as to make sure he was not a threat to the United States and our friends and allies in the region. I firmly believe the decisions we made will make America more secure and the world more peaceful.

Now read it again. It says Saddam Hussein wouldn't let weapons inspectors into Iraq, and that's why we went to war.

As Joe Conason reminds us, that's an outright fabrication. So either Yubbledew lies so much he simply can't keep all the lies straight, or he lives in a fantasy world, or both. Either way, the question is this: Yesterday on the afternoon and evening news I heard repeated sound bites from the remarks Yubbledew made yesterday and all of them included the first two sentences quoted above; none of them included the rest of the statement. Why not? Why is the press giving Yubbledew a pass here? Why why why?


Posted July 16, 2003 05:45 AM | general politics

W is full of manure. The problem is not W, because he is a politician, and the vast majority of them are full of said manure. The problem is the yokels who eat it up like pate`. Until we hold our representatives accountable, it will not change. I've written my congressional representatives saying I want an inquiry into the lies that led us to war. I got a shiny form letter back from them. The next real chance to hold Bush accountable is November, 2004.


Posted by: DG at July 16, 2003 06:30 AM

Right on, DG! I obviously couldn't agree more. So have you picked a horse for that race yet?

Posted by: ambimb at July 16, 2003 06:40 AM

According to an email I just received, were successful in getting Senators Corzine and Stabenow to take up their cause of an independent investigatory commission to investigate Bush's lying. The two senators are asking folks to call their representatives and ask them to support such a commission.

As for who will defeat Our Liar in Chief, I am fully behind Dr. Howard Dean!

Posted by: scully at July 16, 2003 02:17 PM

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