Thursday, June 22, 2006

Bill Clinton and the Democrats were right!

Bill Clinton and the Democrats were right after all. Let’s take a trip in the Way Back Machine to 1998, when Bill Clinton, John Kerry, and a hoard (I had better check the spelling) – better, big bunch -- of Democrats found that Saddam had all sorts of Weapons of Mass Destruction and was, in fact, a menace to the United States and the rest of the Free World. In fact, Bill Clinton and the Democrats were so sure of the Saddam menace that on December 16, 1998, Bill Clinton attacked Iraq and explained: “Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.”
(I added the emphases, just in case you were having a hard time catching the point I am making.)

In fact, for the dense Democrats who may be reading this - with one eye tied behind their backs so they don’t see all of it – Bill Clinton said: “Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.” That is “Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs”. (Annoying emphases also added by me.)

I know. No need to shout. You get the message. Bill Clinton and the Democrats thought Saddam had WMD. They were right then, and they stayed right until they decided that pinning Saddam with WMD possession was bad Democratic politics.

Of course, Bill Clinton and the Democrats were not alone at the time thinking Saddam had WMD. So too did the governments and intelligence services of France, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom, and many others. Naturally the Russians, Chinese, Iranians, and North Koreans kept silent, but they also knew Saddam had WMD because they were selling him the stuff. In fact, as Saddam ripped off the United Nations “Oil for Food” Program, under the watchful eye of the United Nations, he slathered bribes on UN and foreign government officials like frat boys applying sunscreen at a swimsuit models convention.

When George Bush was elected President, most of the Democrat’s leaders still agreed that Saddam had WMD. Their belief lasted through the fall of Baghdad, and was only reversed when the main stream media reported that no WMD was found. While this was being reported and cast in stone, the troops on the ground steadily found WMD. In fact, finally, in a partially released segment of a classified report, since 2003 over 500 chemical weapons were found.

I will translate the above for dense Democrats (please excuse the redundancy). WMD was found in Iraq. I’m sure the Democrats will quibble. “That was old WMD, not new WMD.” But notice like the old TV commercial, “parts is parts”, WMD is WMD.

Democrats will protest: “Only 500 chemical weapons have been found.” Right, that means that chemical weapons have been found. Having chemical weapons is like being pregnant. There are no half measures. Remember, only 15 chemical weapons killed 5,000 Kurds.

The report also indicated that there are probably a lot more chemical weapons to be found in Iraq. More WMD may be found. Recently a tiny portion of the huge backlog of 36,000 boxes of Iraqi government records have been examined and translated, and a pattern of WMD research, production, and concealment is emerging.

If the main stream media put in half the effort inquiring into Saddam – WMD – al Qaeda issues as they do in inquiring about Angelina Jolie’s baby, the burning question of today would not be, “Did Saddam have WMD?” it would be “How much and what types did he have, where did he hide it, and how did he move it to Syria?”
Remember who, what, when, where, why, and how? Journalists used to be expected to ask such questions. Perhaps they will yet concerning WMD in Iraq, but at the moment it seems journalists are running from the story like it was a carrier of bird flu.

Once upon a time the Democrats knew Saddam had WMD. Then they knew he didn’t. Like Bill and Hillary Clinton, who both set records for saying “I don’t remember” in their testimonies in various judicial inquiries, Democrats all suffer from severe, selective short-term memory loss. They all appear to have “early Alzheimer’s”, as evidenced by their latest position paper for the 2006 Congressional elections. In it, they prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they’re clueless about why they should be elected, and particularly why anyone would elect them to any position that has anything to do with national security.

The Democrat’s next advertising campaign:

We said Bush lied
But it came to pass
WMD was found
Now our ass is grass

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