Tuesday, January 27, 2004
In War Issues Cloud Cheney Trip, The Kay-said-nothing-was-there meme continues (David Kay, the outgoing chief U.S. weapons hunter in Iraq, said this weekend that he did not think that any stockpiles exist.) But apparently there's a U.K. book out casting Cheney as a Mini Evil Empire:
It says that in the months after the Camp David meeting, Cheney "sought to undermine the prime minister privately" by trying to dilute Washington's commitment to the U.N. process. "He's a visceral unilateralist," one of the Blair aides is quoted as saying.
Remember, no matter how many countries are allied with you, if it doesn't include the UN, it's unilateral.
While Cheney has said publicly that the "jury is still out" on what weapons inspectors could find, aides to President Bush are now strongly suggesting that the White House is preparing to acknowledge it was mistaken if no weapons are discovered after a few more months.
Mistaken, very possibly, about large stockpiles. Not mistaken about capability, intent or infrastructure. Guess which will get reported.