Monday, June 30, 2003

Who's looking for the WMD?

Via Daily Kos, Electrolite, and half the web by now: not only does Bush not know where the mythical Iraqi WMD are, he doesn't even know who's in charge of looking for them:

Meeting last month at a sweltering U.S. base outside Doha, Qatar, with his top Iraq commanders, President Bush skipped quickly past the niceties and went straight to his chief political obsession: Where are the weapons of mass destruction? Turning to his Baghdad proconsul, Paul Bremer, Bush asked, "Are you in charge of finding WMD?" Bremer said no, he was not. Bush then put the same question to his military commander, General Tommy Franks. But Franks said it wasn't his job either. A little exasperated, Bush asked, So who is in charge of finding WMD? After aides conferred for a moment, someone volunteered the name of Stephen Cambone, a little-known deputy to Donald Rumsfeld, back in Washington. Pause. "Who?" Bush asked.

Either this shows how much he really cares about those WMD, or it shows how much of a clueless stooge he is for people like Cheney and Rumsfeld. It'll be interesting to see how his defenders explain this one...