Thursday, December 09, 2010

WikiLeaks, WMD & Bush

Larry Elder has a recent column entitled “The WikiLeaks Vindication of George W. Bush.”  In this column he delineates pretty well the case for a mass media apology to President Bush.  Bush was raked over the coals pretty badly for supposedly lying (“Bush lied, people died, “ remember?) during his 2003 State of the Union address about Iraq obtaining uranium from Africa.  Joe Wilson, the infamous Valerie Plame’s husband, made his reputation by denying that Iraq had uranium.

One positive aspect of the WikiLeaks mess is the revelation that Iraq did indeed have yellowcake uranium which could have been enriched to produce nuclear weapons.  Thus George W. Bush was telling the truth, and Joe Wilson (along with the rest of the anti-Bush crowd) was either lying or wrong.  Read Elder’s column for details.

In the column, Elder references the work of Wired magazine’s writer Noah Schachtman.  In his story “WikiLeaks Show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq – With Surprising Results,” Schachtman writes, “But WikiLeaks’ newly-released Iraq war documents reveal that for years [after 2003] U.S. troops continued to find chemical weapons labs, encounter insurgent specialists in toxins and uncover weapons of mass destruction.”



Anonymous said...

I just wonder if Pres. Bush is enjoying his resurgence at the expense of all his detractors, or if he is above all that...I hope he is!

Love, Gern

wordkyle said...

What's happening is what others (including Bush himself, I think) have alluded to when discussing Bush's shockingly low approval numbers during his presidency. "History will be the judge." Bush has shown himself to be tight-lipped about matters. There likely are details he could reveal that would validate many of his decisions, but which he insists on keeping confidential.

Anonymous said...

your motto for today should be: "More blog drivel and less work!"

good reading...