Tuesday, March 25, 2008

No Iraqi Bush 41 Assassination Plot

By Joel Wendland

The Saddam Hussein regime apparently didn't actually try to kill former President George H.W. Bush, according to recent media reports.

In addition to not possessing stockpiles of nuclear, chemical or biological, as the current Bush administration deliberately misled us into believing, or having ties to Al Qaeda, as some members of the Bush administration still try to claim, a recent semi-secret Pentagon report detailing the examination of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi documents shows that the former Iraqi regime probably hatched no plot to assassinate Bush's daddy.

But RawStory.com reminds us of the iron fist of Rumsfeldian logic: "The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence."

But then again half-buried media reports from 1993 also suggested at the time the Kuwaiti government made up the whole Bush 41 plot scenario anyway.

1 comment:

Harold said...

It's a common misconception that Saddam Hussein's Baathist regime did not possess weapons of mass destruction. While they did not possess large "stockpiles," there were deposits of chemical weapons found in Iraq, and a few missiles that were in the process of being dismantled when they were found. It hasn't been reported much because the catch is that the U.S. supplied those weapons to Hussein, much like it supplied the weapons that Hussein used against the Iranians in the Iran-Iraq war and against the Kurds at various times.

This by no means justifies the war (obviously), but the Right would rather us believe that there were no WMD's rather than let us know that our old Iraqi ally had WMDs that we supplied him with.