Memo To The Media: Mitt Romney Doesn't Know "Jack" About Iraq

mittromney-iraq-cnn.jpg "Null set Mitt" is wrong on Iraq.

CNN: Romney: Well, it's a setting that's almost a null set. Which is, if we knew that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction, and if he had complied with the United Nations resolutions to allow IAEA inspectors into his country, we wouldn't be having this conversation...

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Matt Yglesias follows up on Romney's rewriting of history over weapons inspectors going to Iraq:

Almost a null set, eh? Brian also notes that this is "evidence that he didn't just screw up his Iraq history at the debates on Tuesday, but rather that he's in a constant state of either denial, ignorance, or deception."

On March 7, 2003 Muhammed ElBarradei of the International Atomic Energy Agency told the world, "After three months of intrusive inspections, we have to date found no evidence or plausible indication of the revival of a nuclear weapons programme in Iraq."

I hope the media will ask Romney about his answer. Atrios says:

An enduring mystery is why our very serious mainstream media doesn't think it's a big deal when candidates perpetuate the falsehood that inspectors didn't go to Iraq.


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