The Spark

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

Blowing smoke with weapons of mass destruction

Jan 19, 2004

One day last week, a news flash handed out by the Bush administration made the rounds of the media. The headlines proclaimed that "weapons of mass destruction" had been found in Iraq.

And then the story disappeared as had every previous news flash about finding such weapons.

Because, of course, like all the previous ones, there was no reality to it, no "weapons of mass destruction" found – only another concocted media event to hide the disaster going on in Iraq.