WMD in Iraq???


We don't care, liberals
Ann Coulter

June 5, 2003
Seething with rage and frustration at the success of the war in Iraq,
liberals have started in with their female taunting about weapons of mass
destruction. The way they carry on, you would think they had caught the Bush
administration in some shocking mendacity. (You know how the left hates a liar.)
For the sake of their tiresome argument, let's stipulate that we will find no
weapons of mass destruction – or, to be accurate, no more weapons of mass
destruction. Perhaps Hussein was using the three trucks capable of assembling
poison gases to sell ice cream under some heretofore undisclosed U.N. "Oil For
Popsicles" program. Should we apologize and return the country to Saddam Hussein
and his winsome sons? Should we have him on "Designer's Challenge" to put his
palaces back in all their '80s Vegas splendor? Or maybe Uday and Qusay could
spruce up each other's rape rooms on a very special episode of "Trading
Spaces"? What is liberals' point? No one cares. In fact, the question was never
whether Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. We know he had weapons of
mass destruction. He used weapons of mass destruction against the Kurds,
against the Iranians and against his own people.

The United Nations weapons inspectors repeatedly found Saddam's weapons of
mass destruction in Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War, right up until Saddam threw
them out in 1998. Justifying his impeachment-day bombing, Clinton cited the
Iraqi regime's "nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs." (Indeed, this
constitutes the only evidence that Saddam didn't have weapons of mass
destruction: Bill Clinton said he did.) Liberals are now pretending that their
position all along was that Saddam had secretly disarmed in the last few years
without telling anyone. This would finally explain the devilish question of why
Saddam thwarted inspectors every inch of the way for 12 years, issued phony
reports to the U.N., and wouldn't allow flyovers or unannounced inspections: It was
because he had nothing to hide!