Tuesday, July 25, 2006

You Can't Make This Stuff Up ...

Half of Americans now say Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the United States invaded the country in 2003 -- up from 36 percent last year, a Harris poll found.

The survey didn't speculate as to the reason for the shift, but respondents were questioned in early July, shortly after Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) declared he had "found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, chemical weapons," citing an unclassified report regarding 500 chemical munition shells buried near the Iranian border, following Iraq's war with Iran, which ended in 1988.

Santorum's declaration was quickly dismissed by none other than the Defense Department, which told Fox News Channel's Jim Angle that munitions hyped by Santorum are “not the WMD’s for which this country went to war.” Officially, the Bush Administration admitted it was wrong about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction nearly two years ago.

Santorum's press conference was his larest desperate effort to try to bolster his sagging campaign for re-election. But his fact-challenged declaration was amplified by conservative talk radio -- most notably by his "friend," radio clown Mark Levin -- and the result, at least according to this poll, is that more Americans are unnecessarily confused.


Anonymous Jersey McJones said...

Actually, this shows something to be glad for - Americans are realizing just how wrong we were to go to war and so must construct a logic in order to justify the cargnage.

Now, if we can just get them to fess up!

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Norquist Nemesis said...

and his good buddy Pete Hoekstra
Two pigs in a poke.

11:04 AM  
Anonymous BOSSHOG said...

A by gawd letter to the editor a few weeks ago said that by gawd I-rack had WMD. It was saddamm hussein. He was a weapon of mass destruction, by gawd.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous ShortnFiery said...

I don't believe these shitty polls. They are designed to dishearten us.

No, I refuse to believe that Americans are this much un-aware. And even if they are, it's easy to set them straight. Despite all the red, white and blue, FAUX news is creeping out even the "average American."

NoBody who's not employed within the Military Industrial Complex of mega-wealthy Corporations wants "perpetual war."

Let's stop supplying them the "cannon fodder" to complement their ambitions?

EVIL PEOPLE who love to profit from others death ... and at the destruction of entire nations.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous rodeodance said...

yes, very disheartening. very much so.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous ShortnFiery said...

But consider this ...

The people who are "true believers" of this are lost anyway. Plus, those OTHERS (hopefuls) who mistakenly believe he might have had these weapons KNOW THAT THEY ARE NOT WEAPONS GRADE & HE DID NOT HAVE THEM AT THE READY.

It won't help Republican's pompous contention that Iraq was an imminent threat to the USA.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was it Nazi Goebbels who said, simply keep repeating a lie long enough until people believe it, and denounce anyone who disagrees as unpatriotic.
The Republican strategy down pat.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

To Mr Toffee - You said what I have always believed, Repukes can not remember from day to day what the real facts are about our world so they must depend upon their leaders like sheep depend upon the "Herder". If it were not for their leaders telling the sheepey repukes what to believe by repeating the instructions over and over and over and over and over, the Repuks would just walk right over the hill ( not a bad thing mind you). But once this generation of sheepeys are dead it want matter according to Toffee, the future sheepeys will not change their behavior because they will learn not from previous facts but by being told how to think over and over and over and over again. I am so glad I do not live that way.

9:11 PM  

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