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Weapons Missing, Dammit!

June 30, 2003 11:54 PM

Time Magazine asks Who Lost the WMD?

Where are the weapons of mass destruction?

Turning to his Baghdad proconsul, Paul Bremer, Bush asked, "Are you in charge of finding WMD?" Bremer said no, he was not. Bush then put the same question to his military commander, General Tommy Franks. But Franks said it wasn't his job either.

A little exasperated, Bush asked, So who is in charge of finding WMD? After aides conferred for a moment, someone volunteered the name of Stephen Cambone, a little-known deputy to Donald Rumsfeld, back in Washington.


"Who?" Bush asked.

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Read the 3 comments.

ms. haplopia:

I do believe this calls for a new rap song. How about something to the tune of "Who Let the Dogs Out?"

That was so devious of those Iraqis to not used their WMDs on our troops. I think this calls for a WMD theme song.

Tue Jul 1 2003 8:05 AM


Excerpt from an Arthur Shesinger Washington Post column:

Abraham Lincoln long ago foresaw the constitutional implications of the preventive-war policy. On Feb. 15, 1848, he denounced the proposition "that if it shall become necessary to repel invasion, the President may, without violation of the Constitution, cross the line, and invade the territory of another country; and that whether such necessity exists in given case, the President is to be the sole judge."

Lincoln continued: "Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion . . . and you allow him to make war at pleasure. . . . If to-day, he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada, to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, 'I see no probability of the British invading us' but he will say to you 'be silent; I see it, if you don't.'

"The Founding Fathers," Lincoln said, "resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us."

Tue Jul 1 2003 5:41 PM

Jim Gilliam:

Since it obviously hasn't been a priority to find the weapons, I think it proves they never cared about the weapons in the first place. Shouldn't they be terrified that the weapons have fallen into the hands of terrorists?

Unless, of course, they know there weren't any.

Tue Jul 1 2003 6:06 PM

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