This should give pause to some in the ‘Bush Lied- People Died!’ crowd, but it probably will be ignored just like everything else is ignored in the jihad against Bush:
Former US president Bill Clinton said in October during a visit to Portugal that he was convinced Iraq had weapons of mass destruction up until the fall of Saddam Hussein, Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso said.
“When Clinton was here recently he told me he was absolutely convinced, given his years in the White House and the access to privileged information which he had, that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction until the end of the Saddam regime,” he said in an interview with Portuguese cable news channel SIC Noticias.
This isn’t that shocking, and not really a revelation, because everyone thought Hussein had WMD. But wait, there is more:
An influential Washington think-tank said the Bush administration “systematically” inflated the threat from Iraq’s weapons programs in a bid to strengthen its push for military action against Iraq last year.
In its report, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace also said it was unlikely that Iraq could have destroyed, hidden or moved out of the country hundreds of weapons of mass destruction without Washington detecting some sign of activity.
In other words- Bush lied- or maybe he didn’t. Wonder which part of this report the Bush/Hitler crowd will latch onto? At any rate, if they insist on claiming that Bush lied- you should casually point out that their heroes- Clinton, the UN, Tony Blair, Jacques Chirac, and the rest of the International Community aqlso lied about Saddam possessing WMD.
Of course- we know it is ok for Clinton to lie. Just depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.