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You know you did a good job when ...

November 8, 2003 12:10 AM

... the neocons at the Weekly Standard come out swinging:

Even more disturbing--because it again involved giving Saddam the benefit of the doubt--was the moment when the president was shown in last January's State of the Union mentioning 16 chemical warheads found by Hans Blix's inspection team.

U.S. intelligence indicates that Saddam Hussein had upwards of 30,000 munitions capable of delivering chemical agents. Inspectors recently turned up 16 of them--despite Iraq's recent declaration denying their existence. Saddam Hussein has not accounted for the remaining 29,984 of these prohibited munitions. He's given no evidence that he has destroyed them.

For some reason, Greenwald's experts--and Podesta's audience--found the president's implication, that Saddam must be hiding the rest of the warheads somewhere, preposterous. The audience burst out laughing. I must say I missed the joke. Why should Saddam have gotten the benefit of the doubt here? Or maybe the mere appearance of the president is what had them laughing. Either way, I suspect "muscular progressivism" will turn out to be the bigger joke.

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