To the editor:
Democrats who boldly claim Bush lied about Iraq's WMD suddenly enter a state of apoplexy when confronted with Clinton administration claims about Iraq's WMD, the threat Saddam posed to the United States, and Iraq's operational ties to al-Qaida. Those claims continued through January 2001 and beyond.
I have a suggestion I believe would allow Democrats to continue the "Bush lied" memo and avoid the awkwardness associated with explaining away the same "lies" told by the Clinton administration.
The Democrats should simply claim that the Bush administration, using funds from Halliburton, Enron and the Carlyle Group commissioned Diebold, the company whose voting machines helped Bush steal the 2004 election, to build a time machine. Diebold also makes pneumatic tube systems for banks, so it's possible that the time machine worked on the same principle; i.e., someone entered a tube, pushed a button, and then was transported to the past.
After arriving in the mid-1990s, the time traveler convinced the Clinton administration that Saddam had WMD, presented the Project for the New American Century's regime-change agenda to Clinton's national security principals, and even talked Clinton into launching a pre-emptive attack against Saddam's WMD programs in 1998.
Who was the time traveler? My guess is George Tenet, Clinton's CIA director (DCI). How else can we explain Bush keeping Tenet on as DCI and later awarding him with the Medal of Freedom?
Admittedly, that's a bizarre theory. However, I have yet to see the Democrats come up with a better explanation.