From Jim Gilliam's blog archives"weapons of mass destruction-related program activities"
January 22, 2004 3:56 PM
There's a key sequence in Uncovered that shows how the Bush administration changed the language about finding WMD in Iraq from actual weapons to weapons programs. Well, in Tuesday's State of the Union it got even worse -- now it's "weapons of mass destruction-related program activities."
I've spent the last half hour trying to figure this statement out. There's a reason he didn't just say WMD programs. What is it?
Interpretation #1: They found WMD related activities in non-WMD related programs.
Interpretation #2: They found activities occurring in WMD related programs, but no WMD related activities in the programs. In other words, they did find WMD programs, but they weren't doing WMD activities any more.
I think #2 makes the most sense. Yes, there were programs, but no one was working on them.
Any other interpretations?
UPDATE: I'm not the only one confused. Here's Eric Alterman:
"weapons of mass destruction-related program activities" (01.22.2004)
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Wed Feb 4 2004 9:54 AM