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

Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction - what a surprise!

Oct 6, 2003

Appearing before Congress on October 2, the man leading the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq reported on what the team had found.

Nuclear weapons – none.

Chemical weapons – none.

Biological weapons – none.

Dr. David Kay, who was Bush's chosen man to look for weapons, was forced to admit to Congress, "we have not yet been able to corroborate the existence of a mobile biological weapons production effort" or any of the other Bush lies.

Not for lack of trying. Kay's team consists of 1300 personnel. They have already spent 400 million dollars chasing the weapons that don't exist. Kay himself was chosen for the chief position not only because he had been a nuclear weapons inspector during the 1991-92 period of UN inspections after the first Gulf War – he had also supported Bush's wild claims.

Now the team is asking Congress for 600 million more dollars. It's true that a lot of time, money and effort will be required. After all, if they're going to manufacture nuclear weapons that don't exist, take them to Iraq to hide them and then dig them back up, it will take all of that. And anthrax doesn't just grow in the wild: the team might have to get some from a U.S. lab and carry it carefully halfway round the world ... if they want to make it seem Bush didn't lie. And do it just in time for next year's election.