Wednesday, October 19, 2005

That "Imminent" Bugaboo Rears Its Head

Note this gratuitous slap at the Veep, from a Washington Post story yesterday:

[Vice president] Cheney, a longtime proponent of toppling Saddam Hussein, led the White House effort to build the case that Iraq was an imminent threat because it possessed a dangerous arsenal of weapons.

Uh, excuse me, but Cheney never used the word "imminent threat." Mind you, he was never a member of the Saddam Hussein fan club or anything like that, but he never said Iraq was ready to send its troops marching through Georgia.

Even the Iraq-lovers in the "progressive" movement couldn't come up with him saying that-- see here, for example. Though they looked and looked and looked and looked.

Naughty! I'd say a correction is due, no?
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