Cons, Mushroom Clouds, And Oil

(guest blogged by BillW.)


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On CNN's Late Edition, Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) was really strong. Rep. Mike Pence , not-so-much. Lantos said so much good stuff, well, you just have to see it, but I do want to point out this exchange:

Wolf:  "You know a lot of people believe that the whole weapons of mass destruction was a charade. The real reason was oil."

Pence:  "Right. Well we, I mean, but, in point of fact, uh, Saddam Hussein did have chemical weapons of mass destruction. He used them against the population in Kurdistan"

Wolf:  "But that was in the eighties. That was in the eighties before the first gulf war"

Pence:  "It was, but uh, you know, I don't think anyone really doubts today Wolf, that uh that uh, if if the government of Saddam Hussein was in place with everything that Iran is doing with a nuclear weapons program that there would be a nuclear weapons arms race going on between those two countries."

Is that true? No one doubts that? The WMD boogie man didn't work, so he created a new one.


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