Lefty sloganeers knew they could count on anti-Bush bias in the news media to carry their water for them and give the impression that Bush did lie about WMD in Iraq. Just do a Google search on the Duelfer Report and you'll find plenty of Headlines such as: "US 'Almost All Wrong 'on Weapons" That from the Washington Post.
In the Post headline the quote: "Almost all wrong" was incorrectly attributed to Duelfer -- ooops, WRONG! Never mind that the phrase "almost all wrong" when you are talking about nuclear, biological and chemical weapons should scare the heck out of everyone. So when Duelfer issued an addendum to his report in March 2005 and the Post comes out with the headline: "Report Finds No Evidence Syria Hid Iraqi Arms" you do want to ask a few questions.
If you read the report online you'll find a few troubling statements that are unlikely to be reported by media sources biased against Bush. Here are a few samples (emphasis added):
Comprehensive Report of the Special Advisor to the DCI on Iraq's WMD:
- As is obvious from other sections of the Comprehensive Report, Syria was involved in transactions and shipments of military and other material to Iraq in contravention
of the UN sanctions. This indicated a flexibility with respect to international law and a strong willingness to work with Iraq.
- ISG was unable to complete its investigation and is unable to rule out the possibility that WMD was evacuated to Syria before the war....ISG analysts believed there was enough evidence to merit further investigation...
- The addendums complete the record of the DCI's Special Advisor on Iraq's WMD. No doubt further information will become available over time. As Iraqi participants in these programs begin to speak more freely (publicly), new information and perspectives may emerge.
The statement "enough evidence to merit further investigation" stands in obvious contrast to the Post headline "Report Finds No Evidence." The answer to the WMD question remains unanswered, but one thing is clear: media bias and the left's penchant for self deception won't give us the answer anytime soon.