3 comments April 21st, 2007at 11:47am Posted by Eli
Just when you think they can’t possibly top themselves. The right-wing blogosphere is now going gaga over a story by wingnut Melanie Phillips in The Spectator, in which she takes this one guy’s word for it that there were vast underground WMD stockpiles in Iraq, but the Bushies fumbled the ball and let Syria and Iraqi terrorists cart them away, with help from Russia. And because the existence of the WMDs is embarrassing to Democrats, and the loss of the WMDs is embarrassing to Republicans, they joined forced to cover the whole thing up.
Aside from the improbability of a leakproof bipartisan coverup (actually, if this had really happened, I doubt the Democrats would have been allowed to find out about it at all), the part that I find most implausible is that the Bushies would not have instantly trumpeted this find the second they discovered it. I mean, I know they’re superhumanly sloppy and negligent, but this was a find that they desperately needed to salvage their credibility, and there’s just no way they would have allowed their opportunity for triumphant gloating vindication to be taken away.
UPDATE: And another thing – does anyone really believe that any terrorist who got their hands on WMDs would sit on them for four years??? What are they waiting for?