January 17, 2003

It's Raining, Therefore It Is Not Raining

Is Rumsfeld pulling the ultimate doublespeak tactic, the maximum in-your-face version of Hitler's Big Lie theory, or is he finally really losing his mind? Frustrated by no evidence that Iraq is harboring the mythic Weapons of Mass Destruction, Rumsfeld is now saying that the very fact that they can't find anything must mean there is something there. (See CNN.)

Of course this sounds like a ludicrous joke, so here is CNN's actual quote: "The failure of U.N. arms inspectors to find weapons of mass destruction 'could be evidence, in and of itself, of Iraq's noncooperation' with U.N. disarmament resolutions, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Wednesday."

You be the judge. Is he crazy?

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