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Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2003—So who is in charge of finding WMDs?
|How can anyone claim Bush knows what he's doing, when hedoesn't even know who's in charge of finding WMDs in Iraq?
The rank incompetence within this administration's Iraq team is breathless. And Bush's ignorance as to the most important issue facing him—the finding of WMDs—is startling.
|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.
Good thing Mr. Cambone, lurking in the bowels of the Pentagon, is on the trail of those "missing" WMDs. With any luck he should trip over a germ lab or two in just a matter of days.
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