Tuesday, June 03, 2003

SEMPER FI!! From Robert Scheer's latest column:

Leave it to a Marine to be blunt. When Lt. Gen. James Conway, commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, was asked Friday why his Marines failed to encounter or uncover any of the weapons of mass destruction that U.S. intelligence had warned them about, his honesty put the White House to shame.

"We were simply wrong," Conway said. "It was a surprise to me then, it remains a surprise to me now, that we have not uncovered [nuclear, chemical or biological] weapons" in Iraq. And, he added, "believe me, it's not for lack of trying. We've been to virtually every ammunition supply point between the Kuwait border and Baghdad, but they're simply not there."

"...but they're simply not there." But what about those two trucks that Chimpy has been crowing about over in Europe, that "evidence" of the clear and present danger posed by the evil Saddam? Why does this country care more about Laci Peterson's murder than the bill of goods we were sold on the WMD's that has now cost over 120 American and untold THOUSANDS of Iraqi civilian lives? Are Americans really this stupid?