It’s not new information. But this seems to come straight from the horse’s (Saddam’s) mouth and, if true, ought to obliterate the “Bush lied about WMDs” meme.
Yeah, right. Dream on, you say.
To recap: if Saddam took steps to make the world believe he had WMDs even though he did not, and in fact did retain the ability and intent to make them as soon as sanctions were to be removed (as even the much-misunderstood Duelfer report made clear), then the WMD justification for the war holds even if Saddam possessed no actual WMDs.
Logic dictates that conclusion.
Unless, of course, that idiotic moron Bush is clever enough to have been able to read Saddam’s mind.
It seems obvious that there is some contradiction in the brains of those who simultaneously hold both viewpoints of President Bush. But try telling it to them.
So, which is it? Is Bush impossibly stupid, or is he both brilliant and perceptive enough to have known the exact state of both Saddam’s WMD program and Saddam’s mind, even though the dictator made every effort to deceive the entire world about both?
Then again, perhaps Saddam was lying to his interrogator about his lack of WMDs and having the last laugh. If he really did have WMDs buried somewhere in Syria, would he be the one to tell us, even as a deathbed confession? After all, he lived long enough to see how very useful the “Bush lied about WMDs” meme has been.