Monday, October 25, 2004

Let the Spin Begin

I saw Peggy Noonan on CNN earlier this evening talking about the 360 tons of explosives missing from the Al Qaqaa facility in Iraq. And what does she say? "The first thing I thought was, I didn't think there were any WMD in Iraq."

Ah, so that's gonna be the spin. You'll notice that Noonan didn't say there *are* WMD in Iraq. She simply made a connection between these missing munitions and the missing WMD (two different things missing for two entirely different reasons, sad to say), though doubtless she knows the munitions are *not* WMD. It's just like the Bush administration mentioning Iraq and 9/11 in the same sentence so often that now most of the populace thinks Iraq attacked us on 9/11. If anyone confronts the administration about this conflation of events, they have (very flimsy) plausible deniability.

So Peggy's hoping we'll overlook the Bush's administration's glaring incompetence and conclude, "See there are WMD in Iraq."

Peggy, George and Dick don't seem to mind what we believe as long as we vote Republican and they can technically say, "We never said that" when confronted with fallacies which become conventional wisdom.

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