Tuesday, October 25, 2005

AP repeats falsehood, uses poor grammar

In the MSM's continuing attempt to re-write history, along with the AP's breaking story about the 2000th death of a U.S. Soldier in Iraq, the AP throws out the stock MSM and moonbat left gospel:

"[T]he Iraq conflict [was] launched in March 2003 to destroy Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction. None was ever found."

First, the grammar. The second sentence has no subject such that the verb "was" refers to the object of the previous sentence, "weapons of mass destruction" (plural). Therefore, "was" should be "were."

Second, both sentences are untrue, or at least misleading. Sure, destroying Saddam's weapons of mass destruction was one of many reasons Bush articulated to persuade Congress and America to overthrow Saddam, but is was clearly not the only reason. Moreover, weapons of mass destruction (i.e., chemical and biological weapons) were found, just not huge stockpiles. Saddam had all the biological agents, the laboratories needed to mass produce the agents, and the delivery systems all ready to go.

(Updated 12/1/05 to add link to CIA analysis.)


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