Friday, March 26, 2004

WMDs are not a joke to G.I.s

Apparently President Bush got some chuckles at a Washington dinner when he joshed about the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but to family members of G.I.s killed and wounded there is nothing funny about it.

"Those weapons of mass destruction have to be here somewhere," Bush joked as he narrated a slide show of him looking behind furniture, as if hunting for the weapons of mass destruction. "Nope, no weapons over there. Maybe under here," Bush said Wednesday night at the annual dinner of Washington radio and TV correspondents.

It's not a joke that no weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq despite the administration's repeated assurances leading up to the war. For the men and women separated from their families and sent to fight and die in Iraq this is not a laughing matter.

Mr. Bush seems to have forgotten that Americans are still dying in Iraq because he mislead our nation about of weapons of mass destruction -- and that is no joke.

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