May 20, 2004

Media Does A "Blix" on Sarin Bomb

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(via Rodger at Curmudgeonly and Skeptical)

Frank Gaffney suggests that its hard to hit a moving target when it comes to demonstrating the existence of WMD in Iraq:

One could be forgiven for thinking that the detonation of two "improvised explosive devices" equipped with toxic chemical agents would be seen as confirmation that there are still Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. These events might even be seen as rebuttals to those who have derided the Bush administration for its prior inability to substantiate pre-war claims that such weapons in Saddam’s hands constituted an intolerable threat to the United States.

Unfortunately, such thinking fails to appreciate a stand-by of Washington Beltway politics: "moving the goalposts." Whenever the opposing team comes close to proving its point, one simply relocates the end zone to a point out of reach.

Posted by dan at May 20, 2004 3:41 PM