BREAKING: President Bush is a liar!

Hey, remember those mobile “biolabs” that President Bush claimed as proof positive of Iraq’s WMD program… you know, the ones that eventually turned out not to be biolabs after all? Well, the Washington Post reports today that the Bush administration knew these weren’t really biolabs all along:

On May 29, 2003, 50 days after the fall of Baghdad, President Bush proclaimed a fresh victory for his administration in Iraq: Two small trailers captured by U.S. and Kurdish troops had turned out to be long-sought mobile “biological laboratories.” He declared, “We have found the weapons of mass destruction.”

The claim, repeated by top administration officials for months afterward, was hailed at the time as a vindication of the decision to go to war. But even as Bush spoke, U.S. intelligence officials possessed powerful evidence that it was not true.

A secret fact-finding mission to Iraq — not made public until now — had already concluded that the trailers had nothing to do with biological weapons. Leaders of the Pentagon-sponsored mission transmitted their unanimous findings to Washington in a field report on May 27, 2003, two days before the president’s statement.

The three-page field report and a 122-page final report three weeks later were stamped “secret” and shelved. Meanwhile, for nearly a year, administration and intelligence officials continued to publicly assert that the trailers were weapons factories.

As if we needed any further evidence to convince us that President Bush has been blatantly lying to the American public for years.

Comments

  1. 1

    X spews:

    Actually, no.

    If you read to page 2, you find this:

    >A day after the team’s report was transmitted to Washington — May 28, 2003 — the CIA publicly released its first formal assessment of the trailers, reflecting the views of its Washington analysts. That white paper, which also bore the DIA seal, contended that U.S. officials were “confident” that the trailers were used for “mobile biological weapons production.”

    It’s quite possible the Bush-man has been given the Mushroom Treatment this whole time, probably coming from Tenet when he was in power at CIA. Maybe Tenet kept Bush in the dark and fed him shit. ;)

  2. 2

    LiberalRedneck spews:

    -The three-page field report and a 122-page final report three weeks later were stamped “secret” and shelved. Meanwhile, for nearly a year, administration and intelligence officials continued to publicly assert that the trailers were weapons factories.-

    Heh heh – AlGore, MTR and JCH are in full (eyes closed, fingers in ears) LALALALALALALALALALALALALALALA mode!

    I love it!

    Who cares if Bush is a blatant liar? His psycho right wing “Christian” cult following lies to themselves, their families, their friends and to us EVERY DAY!

  3. 3

    LiberalRedneck spews:

    -Hell, I don’t even like Bush-

    My god, Mr. Cynical. If right wing trailer trash like you can’t even get behind your sheep herder, how is Bush going to make it through the next three years?

  4. 5

    rhp6033 spews:

    To: Roger Rabbit at 26;

    I wish it were satire. The person who told me that was in deadly serious. I didn’t want to even argue with him – anybody that far gone was beyond reason. I may not have quoted it word for word (I don’t normally carry a tape recorder in my pocket, which would be illegal in Washington anyway), but I think I captured what he said pretty accurately (except for the typo which I corrected in the following post).

    Anyway, doesn’t it explain somewhat how Bush can still post 36 or 37% approval ratings despite everything that has happened?

  5. 6

    dj spews:

    Mark the Thieving Redneck @ 44

    “I found a way out of your medical insurance mess.”

    Hey Markie…I’ve found a way out of your gambling mess…Pay the fuck up, douchbag!

  6. 7

    dj spews:

    Mr Cynical @ 66

    Hell, I don’t even like Bush….but since it causes you LEFTIST PINHEADED KLOWNS so much angst

    Actually, it just embarasses me.

    But…I’m guessing it kind-a embarasses you a little bit, too, huh, Cynical?

  7. 8

    spews:

    OMG…

    BIAW’s Dick is…

    PISSING ON HIM-SELF!

    OHHHHH jeez…

    Damn, Soldier…get a grip, here.

    Oh, man…somebody get some paper towels.

    Shit…this smells.

  8. 10

    Mr. Cynical spews:

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  9. 11

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Hell, I don’t even like Bush….but since it causes you LEFTIST PINHEADED KLOWNS so much angst, I’ll say it again (just to piss y’all off!):
    GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT!GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT!GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT!GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT!GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT!GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT!GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT!GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT!GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT!GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT!GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT!GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT!GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT!GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT!GEORGE BUSH IS PRESIDENT!

  10. 17

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    Hey Rabbit – I found a way out of your medical insurance mess. Massachusetts is gonna have universal health care soon. So you can move there and make the taxpayers there pick up the tab for you. No need for you to plan ahead for your future or take any fucking responsibility for yourself.

    Problem solved.

    You’re welcome.

  11. 18

    REV Jesse [JCH]Jacksoooooon spews:

    OK, libs, Let the illegals stay, but they can never vote. [I can hear you piss ant libs howling from Hawaii!!!!]

  12. 19

    REV Jesse [JCH]Jacksoooooon spews:

    Didn’t Sadaam kill a few hundred thousand of his OWN people with WMDs??? [Oh……let’s not talk about that!!!!!!]

  13. 20

    Voter Advocate spews:

    And to make the picture of wingnut lap-dogs complete we have the ever irrelevant JCH, weighing in with totally off-the-wall drivel drooling out of his devious dentures.

  14. 21

    LeftTurn spews:

    Anyone watch that pathetic chickenhawk Dickless Cheney try to throw out the first pitch at the Nationals game? The punk ass bitch had to stop half way to the pitcher’s mound and STILL he couldn’t get it all the way to the catcher. What a fucking looooser and a liar to boot.

  15. 23

    spews:

    It’s all lies, kids.

    Everything Bush told ya’.

    Everything Rush tells ya’. Bill O’Reilly, Hannity, Hume, Savage, Carlson, Wilbur. Lying liars and the lies they tell.

    And you KNOW it now doncha’. You know it. You guys aren’t stupid (except klake and P-Dookie). You KNOW you’ve been played. You’ve been played and now…

    Now EVERYBODY knows you’ve been played.

    And you know what they’ll say as they leave on the ‘copter from the White House lawn…your heroes…those brave gawd and values driven American MEN who were gonna restore honesty and honor and dignity and integrity and Peace through Strength and all that other horseshit they spewed to get elected…

    …you know what they’ll say???

    So Long, Suckers.
    We got ours.
    You’re on your own.

  16. 24

    Bill Clinton spews:

    Yeah, I love the irony of that one!

    If only it weren’t so damn serious.

    Commentby Donnageddon— 4/12/06@ 4:40 pm

    I wonder who taught him how to spin that story?

    Better yet he will get away with it.

  17. 26

    Klake spews:

    Anyone watch that pathetic chickenhawk Dickless Cheney try to throw out the first pitch at the Nationals game? The punk ass bitch had to stop half way to the pitcher’s mound and STILL he couldn’t get it all the way to the catcher. What a fucking looooser and a liar to boot.

    Commentby LeftTurn— 4/12/06@ 5:23 pm

    LeftTurn; VP equals how many dollars and a Pitcher get how much to throw the ball? Just don’t stand in front of the VP when he has a shotgun shouldered. The Boot would feel a lot better.

  18. 27

    REV Jesse [JCH]Jacksoooooon spews:

    I’m all for bringing in another 20 million illegals, as long as they all live in the Hamptons and/or Cape Cod. Democrat idiot traitor libs Hillary and Teddy, Enjoy!!!

  19. 28

    Vladimir Putin, esq. spews:

    Commander Codpiece “looked into my soul”, and I am still baffled. I now will have compliant or weak states on my southern borders, or ones eager to buy my nukular technology. I can also look forward to incredibly high prices on the world market for my oil. All of this at absolutely no charge. Are you guys having a fire sale?

    I wonder what the fuck he saw?

  20. 29

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Kevin Carns @8

    Kevin, you’re a gas! Your world is unraveling as Bush gets caught in lie after lie after lie. New polls out today show Bush’s approval rating hitting ANOTHER

  21. 30

    Jack Burton spews:

    It’s no win for Bush.

    There WAS WMDs and he didn’t do anything…….BOOM!
    There was WMDs and he invades……..Bush is an imperialist.
    **The intell that everyone except moonbats use indicated WMDs**
    There was NO WMDS…..Bush Lies!

    It’s all about two words: Bush Sucks

    Just call it for what is is and not beat the dead horse WMDs.

    BTW: I heard the mobile lab facilities were really for making Ice Cream……. Yea THAT’S it Ice Cream.

  22. 31

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    all time low. This guy is a sociopath! He’s a pathological liar! Anything Bush says, you should automatically assume it’s not true.

  23. 33

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    11

    “A friend of my cousin’s brother was there, and he said he saw it for himself.”

    This is satire, right? It’s gotta be satire. Nobody — NOBODY — can be this stupid. Can they — ???

  24. 36

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    23

    Hey Jack — WHERE’S THE WMDS??? And you’re wrong about the ice cream — the trailers were for making kool-aid.

  25. 37

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    Here’s another newsflash for you moonbats:

    BUSH WON !
    BUSH WON TWICE !
    BUSH WON !
    BUSH WON TWICE !
    BUSH WON !
    BUSH WON TWICE !
    BUSH WON !
    BUSH WON TWICE !
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    BUSH WON TWICE !
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    BUSH WON TWICE !
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    BUSH WON !
    BUSH WON TWICE !
    BUSH WON !
    BUSH WON TWICE !
    BUSH WON !
    BUSH WON TWICE !

  26. 38

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    Hey Paralegal – Did you serve humanity today? Lost another day’s wages at $200/hour huh? And did you spend 1/3 of your income on medical today?

  27. 39

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    …it’s just that the reality is vaginas make us men .
    Comment by GBS— 12/29/05 @ 5:44 pm

    …vaginas do indeed make us men.
    Comment by Donnageddon— 12/29/05 @ 5:55 pm

    …how big a capacitator do we need to shoot MTR into orbit with a flashlight battery?
    Commentby Roger Rabbit— 3/12/06@ 3:42 pm

    Government exists to make private wealth possible.
    Commentby Belltowner— 3/12/06@ 4:15 pm

    I like Castro’s system better. He confiscates the employer’s property, shoots the employer, and the workers get quality health care for free. We need something like that in America.
    Commentby Roger Rabbit— 3/19/06@ 3:42 pm

    Don’t talk to me about “core beliefs…”
    Commentby headless lucy— 3/25/06@ 7:07 pm

    …the oil industry is a zero sum game ( like checkers )
    Commentby headless lucy— 4/9/06@ 2:56 pm

    “…higher PRODUCTIVITY means fewer jobs…”
    Commentby Donnageddon— 4/9/06@ 4:06 pm

  28. 40

    spews:

    We have been over and over and over this shit…THERE ARE NO IRAQI WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.

    Don’t you morons think that if those weapons WERE there…we’d have two day Faux news coverage about the “Heroic Discovery” that “Justifies the Iraq War”?

    They lied us into this war which has cost 2400 dead and almost 20,000 wounded American soldiers…and $300 B-B-BILLION Dollars. To establish an Iranian Shi-ite theocracy.

    Nice.

  29. 42

    voter advocate spews:

    The wingnuts are such hopeful little pups, wagging their tails at each scrap of fleeting hope.

    Such as the idea that multiple teams of experts who looked at the Winnebagos during the spring and summer of 2003.

    Well, yeah, there was disagreement about what they were for, at first. That was what the team of experts was sent in there to straighten out. Trouble is, their findings were suppressed.

    In the Bush world, first come the conclusions, then the proof — as long as it upholds the pre-announced conclusions.

  30. 43

    JDB spews:

    Hayduke:

    That explains it!

    We know that Cheney requires that all TV’s are tuned to FOX if he is around. The President must do the same thing. Why worry about conflicting intelligence reports when you can just moth whatever FOX says.

    Now we know why Bush ignored all the conflicting information! He wasn’t getting it, he was just listening to Bill O’Rielly!

    Does this mean that Bush has a thing for Falafel too?

  31. 44

    rhp6033 spews:

    Just last week, heard this comment from an acquantance?

    “You know, they really did find nuclear weapons and nerve gas in Iraq. A friend of my cousin’s brother was there, and he said he saw it for himself. But the g**d**n liberal news media won’t report it. They won’t even allow the President to make a televised speech to report it. They edited it out of the State of the Union speech. It’s up to us to get the truth out”.

    I guess people like him are among the 37% who think Bush is still doing a good job as President.

  32. 46

    Donnageddon spews:

    “Just last week, heard this comment from an acquantance?”

    “A friend of my cousin’s brother was there”

    Strong evidence, rhp! Very convincing!

  33. 47

    JDB spews:

    Donnageddon:

    AlGore’s and the White House’s response reminds me of the State of the Union Address.

    Remember when President Bush said that we would be energy independent by 2025?

    They then had to send out the Energy Secretary and others to say when Bush said that, he was in fact just speaking hypothetically.

    So, when Bush said that the trailers proved there were WMD, he was, in fact, just speaking hypothetically. Similar to how we now know that when Bush said he wanted to know who was leaking in his administration so they could be punished, he in fact knew that he was the one that was doing the leaking.

    By this point, we all should know that the truth is anything but what the leaker-in-chief actually says.

  34. 48

    Donnageddon spews:

    JDB: :”Bush said he wanted to know who was leaking in his administration so they could be punished, he in fact knew that he was the one that was doing the leaking.”

    Yeah, I love the irony of that one!

    If only it weren’t so damn serious.

  35. 49

    Donnageddon spews:

    How can anybody believe a word that comes out of this administration anymore?

    Do some people just like being lied to and then bitch-slapped with more lies when the truth comes out?

  36. 50

    Donnageddon spews:

    “it is actually Goldy lying and Bush telling the truth on this one”

    Keep telling yourself that against all evidence. Believing lies against reality must be the only thing keeping a neocon Symp like you going.

  37. 51

    Donnageddon spews:

    “On May 29, 2003, Bush hailed the capture of two trailers in Iraq as mobile biological laboratories and declared, “We have found the weapons of mass destruction.””

    “Bush cited the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction as the prime justification for invading Iraq. No such weapons were found. ”

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/200....._labs_dc_4

  38. 53

    J.V. Stalin(just another dead Rossi voter) spews:

    I told some woppers in my time, but this takes the (yellow) cake.

  39. 54

    AlGore spews:

    BREAKING: Goldy is a liar!

    Must be a slow news day. Goldy jumps on a flawed WaPo article that is a rehash of a 3 year-old NYT story by…..Judith Miller!

    Not only that, the story is BS.

    http://www.captainsquartersblo.....006736.php
    ClintonNewsNetwork Video
    http://media.nationalreview.com/060412_01.wmv
    http://www.seixon.com/blog/arc.....arfar.html

    ‘..further evidence to convince us that President Bush has been blatantly lying../

    As it is actually Goldy lying and Bush telling the truth on this one, one must assume that is always the case.

  40. 56

    Daddy Love spews:

    Any wingnuts in here still pushing the “we found their WMD biolabs” bullshit? C’mon dudes, ‘fess up.

  41. 59

    Ray spews:

    I remember a CIA report published at about the time the Pres. made the statement. The report looked like a bunch of BS at the time. Photographs in the report showed that much of the equipment that made up the purported “Iraqi secret bio weapons facility” were labeled “Made in Iraq” – in English!

  42. 60

    Daddy Love spews:

    AlGore @ 8 and 57

    You are incorrect in your surmise that “it is actually Goldy lying and Bush telling the truth on this one.” It MIGHT be true that Bush was just being fed a daily diet of happy-talk bullshit, but his administraion knew that the biolabs were not biolabs. Your links say that “DIA published their own report in conjunction with the CIA, as Power Line reported today, which concluded that the trailers were indeed part of the WMD program of Iraq.” But the DIA was the in-house agency that Rummy created with Doug Feith to cook up juicier intel, even though it was not true, because the CIA was not giving them the “slam-dunk” conclusions they were after. In true bushian fashion, it was and is staffed not by intelligence experts, but by political operatives. To put it baldly, the DIA has been wrong on everything it concluded from start to finish.

    And when your source says that “two teams of military experts who viewed the trailers soon after their discovery concluded that the facilities were weapons labs,” keep in mind that those military experts were not biological wepaons scientists. The team cited in the WaPo was “a team of volunteers, eight Americans and a Briton, each with at least a decade of experience in one of the essential technical skills needed for bioweapons production. All were nongovernment employees working for defense contractors or the Energy Department’s national labs.” This team was, you know, the top experts in the field. They know. They reported. They figured it out within the first few hours, though they continueed asnd documented it extensively. WaPo goe son to say: “In the end, the final report — 19 pages plus a 103-page appendix — remained nequivocal in declaring the trailers unsuitable for weapons production. ‘It was very assertive,’ said one weapons expert familiar with the report’s contents. Then, their mission completed, the team members returned to their jobs and watched as their work appeared to vanish.”

    Translation: Bush administration classified and buried it while continuing to claim the opposite of its conclusions.

    Hey, even Scott Mclellan himself said that “an independent commission on Iraq had already determined the intelligence on alleged Iraqi biological weapons was wrong.”

    And, of course, the Iraqi Survey Group, which led the official search for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, issue a “final report in September 2004 — 15 months after the technical report was written — said the trailers were ‘impractical’ for biological weapons production and were ‘almost certainly intended’ for manufacturing hydrogen for weather balloons.