Chris Matthews Claims ‘There Was No Intelligence Saddam Had WMD
It’s easy for people–with the possible exception of Jeb Bush–to say that they would not have supported the invasion of Iraq knowing what we know now about WMD there.
But Chris Matthews took things a foolish step further on this evening’s Hardball, actually claiming that “there was no intelligence they had a weapon. Never was.” Really? So Hillary, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Al Gore, Ted Kennedy et al. were collective fabricators when they issued dire warnings, based on the intelligence they had seen, about Saddam’s WMD?
Matthew made his absurd assertion while interviewing Ivy Ziedrich, the college Democrat who confronted Jeb, claiming W is responsible for the rise of ISIS.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: I have a theory. My theory is the WMD had nothing to do with that war. It was a sales piece. The phrase was to conflate a lot of things. To suggest nuclear without having to prove it and made it easier to make the threshold argument that they had a weapon. There was no intelligence they had a weapon. Never was. It was completely made up by Cheney and the rest of neocons.