The Anchoress seems a little smoked:
Karl Rove and Matt Lauer apparently went at it today about whether “Bush lied” about WMD.
Lauer has decided he will stick to the narrative established by the media and Democrat party:
ROVE: There were 110 Democrats who voted for the Iraq war resolution. 67 of those Democrats, including John Kerry, John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, on the floor of the Congress said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. So, he may be able to dismiss it in one snarky line, but I have, I have, I have the facts in here. . . . Look the intelligence was worldwide agreed that he had WMD. That he had ignored 14 resolutions following his surrender after Kuwait to account for his WMD. He had spent 12 years stiffing the international community. We now know because of two international reports by two international weapons inspectors, Kay and Doefler, that he was diverted tens of millions of dollars a year to Oil for, from the Oil for Food program to keep together the necessary dual-use-
LAUER: But agreement was not worldwide. Here’s from, from Bob Woodward’s book State of Denial. He writes in October of 2002, the top intelligence officer, Major General James “Spider” Marks, in charge of looking for WMD in Iraq looked at a list of 946 WMD sites and found quote, “He couldn’t find with confidence there were any weapons of mass destruction or stockpiles at a single site.”
ROVE: Well, that’s one, but there were many intelligence…
LAUER: But you said it was worldwide. There was disagreement!
Rove is right, but he is wasting his time trying to get anyone in the media to admit that they were complicit in the building of a false narrative established for political considerations. But what I think is interesting is how malleable Matt Lauer can be on the issue of “consensus.” For close to a decade, he has accepted the notion that a “consensus” on “man-made global warming” has outweighed any and all differing opinions. Under no circumstances was credibility conferred upon questioners, even though “there was disagreement!”, serious disagreement, with the narrative.
But now, in the case of Rove, and Bush, and Iraq and WMD, suddenly, “consensus” doesn’t mean much, because “there was disagreement!”
Hey, Matt, psssst! On AGW: “there was disagreement!” Real disagreement! Please tell Al Gore.
She’s so right on… and she begins with a quote from President Clinton that just makes the whole thing.
The Progressivism/Liberalism/Leftism espoused by today’s media darlings is simply rank with duplicity and hypocrisy and you’ve got to have a screw loose to embrace and especially defend it.
You’ve got to.
Matt Lauer has displayed for those with eyes to see how deceptive his ideology is… yet I’m convinced that he, and many who think like him, are unaware.
They’ve been fooled. They are deluded. They’ve been misled.
I’m reminded of this Scripture… one I’ve not thought much about in quite some time:
For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.
I have no other rational reason that can explain away the mindset.
Perhaps you do.