Monday, September 19, 2005

Clinton's Belief Proves It!

I love these types of point-by-point smackdowns. It reminds me of the heady days of message boards.

But I want to go on about something that Jesse Taylor says succinctly, as well as deal with an update at Powerline


Clinton's assertion that there was "no evidence that there were weapons of mass destruction" is a flat-out lie. The Consensus Estimate of the American intelligence agencies has been made public, and we have quoted from it and linked to it on many occasions. America's intelligence agencies said, with a "high degree of confidence," that Saddam possessed both chemical and biological weapons. These were the same intelligence reports that Clinton received as President, so he is well aware of them. His statement was not a mistake, it was a lie.


You know what would constitute evidence that there were WMD two years after we invaded and occupied the place they were supposed to be?

WMDs.

An update at Powerline

UPDATE: Reader Steve Tefft sends this Clinton quote from July 23, 2003:

[I]t is incontestable that on the day I left office, there were unaccounted for stocks of biological and chemical weapons.


That was then, I guess; this is now. And 2008 is just a few short years away. So it's time, apparently, to revise the historical record.



Um, Hindrocket, "no evidence that there were weapons of mass destruction" and "[I]t is incontestable that on the day I left office, there were unaccounted for stocks of biological and chemical weapons" are not contradictory statements unless you think that the inability to prove a negative is evidence of the positive. Hey, isn't that the entire rationale behind ID?

See, it was incontestable that stocks of BW and CW were unaccounted for, but it was not incontestable that Iraq possessed WMD. The evidence wasn't that there were WMDs, the evidence was that the lack of evidence of the lack of WMDs was evidence that there might be WMDs if you squint at it in the right light.

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