The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

All that glitters is not gold

Aug 11, 2003

First it was thousands of spent nuclear rods that didn't show up when the war in Iraq ended.

Then it was tons of biological and chemical weapons that couldn't be found.

The Bush administration was pleased when U.S. soldiers found two trailers in Iraq. On May 28, CIA officials loudly announced that the trailers proved Iraq was producing biological weapons.

Oops! In August, engineering experts at the Defense Department's Intelligence Agency quietly admitted the trailers were used to make weather balloons.

Then there were the gold bars seized by troops after the war, eleven hundred of them. The administration announced they had seized a haul of gold worth an estimated five hundred million dollars!

Oops! In August, it turned out the gold bars weren't gold at all; they were 64% copper and 34% zinc.

Bush gives new meaning to the term "inveterate liar"!