Thursday, June 22, 2006

Dead Man Talking

Perhaps you have seen those old mob movies where the elderly don of the family gives the soon to be executed the kiss of death. Last night, Rick Santorum got his big old smooch on the cheek. While appearing on Fox News, Santorum claimed that we have now found the WMD in Iraq. It went down like this. From Think Progress:

COLMES: Congressman, Senator, it’s Alan Colmes. Senator, the Iraq Survey Group — let me go to the Duelfer Report — says that Iraq did not have the weapons our intelligence believed were there. And Jim Angle reported this for Fox News quotes a defense official who says these were pre-1991 weapons that could not have been fired as designed because they already been degraded. And the official went on to say these are not the WMD’s this country and the rest of the world believed Iraq had and not the WMD’s for which this country went to war. So the chest beating at this Republicans are doing tonight thinking this is a justification is not confirmed by the defense department.

SANTORUM: I’d like to know who that is. The fact of the matter is, I’ll wait and see what the actual Defense Department formally says or more important what the administration formally says.

A republican fact checked by Fox News? They let those guys go on air and say pretty much ANYTHING uncontested. If you're a republican and they slap you down, your career is about to smell very fishy.

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