The Credibility Gap Becomes Official

“Hans Blix had five months to find weapons. He found nothing. We’ve had five weeks. Come back to me in five months. If we haven’t found any, we will have a credibility problem.” — Charles Krauthammer, American Enterprise Institute function entitled Iraq: What Lies Ahead, April 22, 2003

Congratulations. You’ve got a credibility problem. Your five months are up, and you’ve found nothing. And note that I’m not saying “we” have a credibility problem; we most assuredly are not on the same side on this. On top of all this, little George wants another $600 million — the detailed expenditure of which is, of course, classified, so as to avoid any scrutiny — to continue his little snipe hunt.

Okay, the quotation above (called to my attention in a Letter to the Editor in yesterday’s Post) would have been a little more effective if it had come from a regime official rather than just a conservative columnist, but I work with what I’ve got.


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