April 29, 2004

Bush lied! But who knows, maybe he didn't...

Here's a bit of Mr Kerry on Hardball doing some fancy footwork at the cliff's edge. D'you think maybe he suspects something?

Matthews: "If there was an exaggeration of WMD, exaggeration of the danger, exaggeration implicitly of the connection to al Qaeda and 9/11, what's the motive for this, what's the 'why?' Why did Bush and Cheney and the ideologues around take us to war? Why do you think they did it?"

Kerry: "It appears, as they peel away the weapons of mass destruction issue, and --we may yet find them, Chris. Look, I want to make it clear: Who knows if a month from now, two months from now, you find some weapons. You may. But you certainly didn't find them where they said they were, and you certainly didn't find them in the quantities that they said they were...

"Ideologues" forsooth. WMD's were pushed forward from among the many reasons just to please those ideologues who continue to believe in the UN despite all evidence.

Hugh Hewitt writes:

...The major point is that WMDs alarm us not only or even primarily when they are in artillery shells but when they are in the hands of terrorists. Had Chris Matthews been interested in actually asking a question that would have obliged the senator to show some thought, he would have inquired as to how much ricin is too much, or how great a biological threat has to exist in the lab before we take action.

Kerry's answer tells us that he fails to grasp the crucial issue of this campaign: the threat to America has changed, and our response has to change with it...

Posted by John Weidner at April 29, 2004 8:19 AM
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