News tonight, WMD and Cheney

Wednesday, February 15, 2006
According to Drudge abc will be running a story on Saddam's WMD tapes. hmmmmmm.

Could it be that Saddam moved the weapons out of the country? Of course it could.....we did not exactly sneak up on the bastard.

And Brit Hume will be airing an interview with Dick Cheney on the hunting accident. He does say he is sorry for shooting his friend, but fails to grovel for the Washington Press Corps. Silly man thought it was more important to deal with the problem at hand than kiss up to reporters. Imagine that. Now that is a far cry from the days of Bubba.

[Update, Seneca, at 14:30 MST: I think this comment from Protein Wisdom pretty well sums it up:
That’ll teach Cheney’s people to waste time notifying the police when they should have been notifying the authorities.


Knucklehead said...

I saw this at American Thinker (you beat me to the post, Terrye!). IIRC Drudge said it will be on Nightline. It has been a long time since I had a hankerin' to watch Nightline. Does Koppel still do that one?

If Nightline is covering this we may guess that there are some holes big enough to float a supertanker through. If it were reasonably supportive of the WMD charge or incriminating of Saddam ABC wouldn't touch it with a 30 foot pole while clad in a hazmat suit.

terrye said...


Thanks for the heads up on NightLine. I just plain missed that. I think Ted has moved on but like you..I don't watch anymore.

I have heard a lot of interesting things about the tape, but I have no idea if it is a smoking gun or not.

The truth is even the people who accuse Bush of lying have to admit that most of the world [including Bill Clinton] believed there were stockpiles in Iraq and to this day they can show no real evidence of how and when the weapons were disposed of. People just "surmise".

And you know they found enough in terms of poscribed programs and material to make you wonder if there might no be more somewhere else.

But there are a lot of people who will not believe it no matter what evidence ever comes to light.

Fresh Air said...

Not to mention precursor chemical manufacturing facilities. Judging by the capacity of the facilities 3ID found, there seems to be an incredible insect problem in south-central Iraq.

I thought it was just camel spiders.

Knucklehead said...


I recall reading (but am too lazy to go try to find) an article that was quite detailed about explaining the precursor/dual use chemical stuff found in Iraq. The two main points of the article, IIRC, were that it has been decades since anybody bought the dual use stuff since insecticides for specific purposes are cheaper and more effective (i.e, the only reason to buy the dual use stuff is for the other use) and that there was enough of the stuff stockpiled to cover Iraq's insecticide requirements for many years.

BTW, Terrye, I may be mistaken about the Nightline bit. I didn't go recheck that.

Specter said...


But you know we never even landed on the moon - that was all a government/hollywood gimic (I'm laughing at that thought even as I write it - government and Hollywood conspiring....guffaw). So I guess it's not unreasonable to think that these tapes are just that - it's probably Rove in disguise.

ambisinistral said...

Bah, why bother covering this piddling story when there are more Abu Ghraib pictures to be published?

terrye said...

Abu Ghraib, man... they don't have to think twice about whether or not they will publish them do they?

I say we hit the streets and rant and rave and threaten to kill people. That seems to be the way one goes about earning respect from the media.

Knucklehead said...

ABC's Nightline site now has The Secret Tapes, Inside Saddam's Palace up.

I'll watch if at all possible but I suspect the overall tone is betrayed early. The spin here will be that "McDummy Shrub" failed to protect us from what even Saddam, who had no interest in engaging in such activities himself, could see was coming (emphasis added):

One of the most dramatic moments in the 12 hours of recordings comes when Saddam predicts — during a meeting in the mid 1990s — a terrorist attack on the United States. "Terrorism is coming. I told the Americans a long time before August 2 and told the British as well … that in the future there will be terrorism with weapons of mass destruction." Saddam goes on to say such attacks would be difficult to stop. "In the future, what would prevent a booby-trapped car causing a nuclear explosion in Washington or a germ or a chemical one?" But he adds that Iraq would never do such a thing. "This is coming, this story is coming but not from Iraq."

The rest merely leads to confirmation that Iraq once had WMD and was full of bluster about it. Other than the most virulent moonbats nobody disputes that. Don't expect this show to be viewed as the smoking gun that finally knocks some sense into the Leftocrat Party.

The spin will be that Idiot Americans, egged on by the McChimpy Bu$hitler Administration, believes that Saddam was directly tied to the 9/11/01 attack but that, in fact, he tried to warn the US (and Britain) that such a thing was inevitable but that he had no ties to jihadi terrorists.

RogerA said...

Colleagues--stop and think--the MSM is in a masturbatory frenzy over the Vice Presidents (may peace be upon him) problems--they are going to miss the abu graib thingee--Is that Karl Rove smart or what
Jeez--the MSM cant even orchestrate a story!! stepping all over their ledes