[Note: This is a pos…
[Note: This is a post from June 13th, but I accidentally posted it to my other blog, “Considerable Quotes”. When I went to post a new quote today, I saw this sitting in there. Blame my not keeping track of what blog the “w.bloggar” software was pointing to.]

James Taranto’s “Best of the Web Today” has a great “turnabout is fair play” item. After enumerating some of the things that anti-war folks predicted that turned out to be false or overblown, he includes this:

Some war foes even said–get this!–that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and would use them on American troops. Well pardon us for asking, but if Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, where are they?

It’s possible that this was all just a massive failure of intelligence, but we can’t help suspecting that war opponents knew better and deliberately misled the public in an effort to establish a pretext for keeping a mass-murdering dictator in power. In either case, they now face a yawning credibility gap. The American people deserve nothing less than a full congressional investigation into the false claims of antiwar politicians, scholars, journalists and activists. If they lied to us about Iraq, how can we ever trust them to talk us out of future wars?

Typical of Taranto’s sense of humor, this is both funny and pointed. You can add to the list of those who said Saddam had WMDs all the prewar doomsayers. There were plenty of them predicting massive US casualties because of that assumption. Where are they now?

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