Andrew Sullivan attempts to rewrite history on US Administration claims

Andrew Sullivan has reviewed David Kay’s report on Iraqi WMDs. While I haven’t read the report, I fully recognise that the media is blowing it out of proportion. It is a preliminary report after all, albeit half a year in the making. As such, I cannot comment on Sullivan’s review. I can, however, take issue with the following:

That [Hussein posed an imminent threat to the world] is not what the administration claimed.

Oh, really? I suppose it wasn’t the President of the United States who said the following in a September 28th, 2002 address (emphasis mine):

The danger to our country is grave and it is growing. The Iraqi regime possesses biological and chemical weapons, is rebuilding the facilities to make more and, according to the British government, could launch a biological or chemical attack in as little as 45 minutes after the order is given.

If that doesn’t spell “imminent threat”, I don’t know what does.

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