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Saturday, February 19, 2005

Got Reality? 

So, Representative Chris Cox (R-Calif.) doesn't seem to know the most basic facts about what has or hasn't happened in Iraq since the invasion. Via Atrios:
"America's Operation Iraqi Freedom is still producing shock and awe, this time among the blame-America-first crowd," he crowed. Then he said, "We continue to discover biological and chemical weapons and facilities to make them inside Iraq." Apparently, most of the hundreds of people in attendance already knew about these remarkable, hitherto-unreported discoveries, because no one gasped at this startling revelation.
Harvard graduate Matthew Yglesias makes the good point that, in general, finding some conservative (or liberal) saying something crazy is not that big of a deal. But, when that person is an actual sitting Congressperson, making actual decisions on the matters he or she clearly knows nothing about, then we may have some trouble. Now, we don't know if Rep. Cox was lying or is merely delusional, but to not understand that we did not find WMD and are not continuing to discover WMD programs is criminal in its negligence if you're a U.S. Congressperson. This guy should really get put on the Sunday talk shows and asked what the fuck he was talking about.
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