[ Wednesday, July 09, 2003 ]

Here nuclear material, where are you, where are you?

Oops, our bad.

Those three words form a basic summarization of what the Bush administration stated earlier this week. The group finally admitted what many people have known for a while - documents used by the British government to make the claim that Saddam Hussein attempted to get uranium from Africa were exaggerated.

Forged is another word for them.

The problem got worse when Bush mentioned the supposed evidence in his State of the Union address. “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa," said Bush in a quote taken from a recent Washington Post article.

The fact such a blatant falsehood made it into the president’s most important annual speech is disgraceful if somebody believes it was just an oversight. If that’s what somebody believes, then they should suggest Bush fire his fact checkers.

However, it’s just a blatant lie if people believe Bush was merely throwing out any collection of scary thoughts in order to put enough fear into the American people so they would support his war.

PhugIt votes for it being a lie.

Either way, the people who served and died in Iraq certainly deserve more than the equivalent of a shoulder shrug when it is shown one of the most important supposed reasons for going to war was a lie. They won’t get it, though.

They could not even get straight talk.

White House spokesman Ari Fleischer stated, The president's statement was based on the predicate of the yellow cake [uranium] from Niger. So given the fact that the report on the yellow cake did not turn out to be accurate, that is reflective of the president's broader statement," in a quote taken from the BBC website.

That’s a lot of spin talk.

Loosely translated it means they lied.
Dave Sutor [1:23 PM]