Rush Limbaugh is listed twice (racism and illegal drugs) Arnold is listed twice (assaulting women and Nazi sympathies) and the Bush administration wins practically the rest of the list for illegally outing a CIA Agent in a fit of sullen retaliation. It’s not about the leaks, kids — it’s about the fact that the leak endangered national security.
And number Six bears repeating in it’s entirety:
#6. The Bush Administration
“Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.” (Dick Cheney, August 26, 2002).
“Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons.” (George W. Bush, September 12, 2002).
“If he declares he has none, then we will know that Saddam Hussein is once again misleading the world.” (Ari Fleischer, December 2, 2002).
“We know for a fact that there are weapons there.” (Ari Fleischer, January 9, 2003).
“Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent.” (George W. Bush, January 28, 2003).
“We know that Saddam Hussein is determined to keep his weapons of mass destruction, is determined to make more.” (Colin Powell, February 5, 2003).
“We have sources that tell us that Saddam Hussein recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use chemical weapons – the very weapons the dictator tells us he does not have.” (George Bush February 8, 2003).
“So has the strategic decision been made to disarm Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction by the leadership in Baghdad? I think our judgment has to be clearly not.” (Colin Powell, March 8, 2003).
“Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised. (George Bush, March 18, 2003).
“We know where they are. They are in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad.” (Donald Rumsfeld, March 30, 2003).
“At this point we have found substantial evidence of an intent of senior level Iraqi officials, including Saddam, to continue production at some future point in time of weapons of mass destruction. We have not found yet, and I’m sure you know this, otherwise you would know it earlier, we have not found at this point, actual weapons.” (David Kay, chief U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq, October 3, 2003).
Emphasis added to underscore complete and utter uselessness of entire Bush administration.