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Bad joke

Posted by Thomas Nephew on March 28th, 2004

Others have mentioned this already, Southknoxbubba and Josh Marshall among them. David Corn of The Nation was there, and writes about this Bush “joke” at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner:

But at one point, Bush showed a photo of himself looking for something out a window in the Oval Office, and he said, ‘Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere.’

The audience laughed. I grimaced. But that wasn’t the end of it. After a few more slides, there was a shot of Bush looking under furniture in the Oval Office. ‘Nope,’ he said. ‘No weapons over there.’ More laughter. Then another picture of Bush searching in his office: ‘Maybe under here.’ Laughter again.

Not the kind of thing a president should joke about: a missing reason — the missing main reason — to start a war. This was breathtakingly arrogant and feckless.

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