Monday, April 12, 2004

Oh, That It Would Be So...

In a refreshing display of gut-level, local folks honesty that President Bush is famed for, the Chief Executive admitted today that Iraq posed no immediate threat in the months leading up to the invasion. Sharply rebuking those in his administration who fervently pushed for an invasion of Iraq because of their looming "weapons of mass destruction":

"There was nothing there [in the memo] that said, you know, 'There's an imminent attack,'" Bush said during a brief news conference with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The Egyptian leader visited Bush's Texas ranch to talk about the Middle East.
The memo in question warned of the danger of leaving Saddam Hussein with these weapons, but Bush described the memo as a historical document that contained little new information. He said that the memo had come forth after he asked for an intelligence assessment.
"I read it and obviously was discomforted by the fact that Saddam Hussein hated America," Bush said. "But as I mentioned yesterday, we already knew that"
Also, in a stunning reverse, he specifically mentioned the investigations of the UN weapons inspectors:
Those investigations, Bush said, "comforted me. You see, it meant the weapons inspectors were doing their job, the inspectors were running down any lead."
While this stunning refutation of his own trusted advisors displays Truman-like presidential behavior, no timetable has been forwarded for the replacement of the administration figures that pushed for the misguided Iraqi invasion and occupation.

In other news, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd and a glass of water will be assisting President Bush in his appearance before the 9/11 commission today.

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