On the way home today I was quite pleased to hear two reports on NPR on the fact that, to date, we have yet to uncover a single solid piece of evidence to show that Iraq actually had any of the weapons of mass destruction Bush used to justify his war.
The first article is a report on how the U.S. is shifting it’s focus on the search for WOMD. Included is an admission by Lt. Gen. James Conway about how surprised he is they haven’t found anything yet that is causing some problems for the administration.
The second article related to this has NPR’s Michele Norris talking with former CIA and State Department analyst Larry Johnson about his views that the Department of Defense deliberately skewed the facts to convince the Bush administration to go to war with Iraq. Gee, ya think? Credit to Michele for doing a good job playing the Devil’s advocate in this interview. She asks quite a few questions that mimic many of the arguments Bush’s supporters have tried to use to defend the administration.
While we’re reviewing the claims made by BushCo about WOMD I’d like to point to a a small summary over at the Whiskey Bar that Scott pointed out to me in a comment to a previous rant from me about all of this.
Lastly, kudos to NPR for now offering their stories in Windows Media Player format as well as Real Audio. I hate “Real Network” products and I already have WMP9 installed so this allows me to hear their news story without installing a product I hate.