Not a Laughing Matter, Never Was

The search for WMDs in Iraq is over…um, again.

Am I the only person who thinks of this every time yet another report is released with the exact same conclusion?
While millions of people marked the first anniversary of the invasion of Iraq this week by protesting against war on Saturday, President Bush marked the event in a different way: joking about how no weapons of mass destruction were found.

At a black-tie dinner for Radio and Television Correspondents' Association on Wednesday, Bush poked fun at himself and his administration for among other things not finding weapons in Iraq.

At one point Bush showed a photo of himself looking for something out a window in the Oval Office. He said: "Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere."

After a few more slides, there was a shot of Bush looking under furniture in the Oval Office. Bush said "Nope. No weapons over there." Then another picture of Bush searching in his office. He said "Maybe under here."

According to the Nation's David Corn many of the journalists at the dinner laughed throughout the skit.

But the Daily News is reporting that the families of soldiers killed in Iraq are not laughing.

George Medina who lost his son in Iraq said, "This is disgraceful. He doesn't think of all the families that are suffering. It's unbelievable, how this guy runs the country."

Medina's son, Special Irving Medina died at the age of 22 in Baghdad on November 14.
Fucking hilarious, eh? Now that half of Americans polled think the president lied about WMDs, as Paul pointed out below, I think it would be a good idea for some savvy techie to stream the video from that Correspondents’ Dinner (it exists; I remember seeing it...and throwing my shoe at the TV), so we can turn it into the most popular yet stomach-turning viral video since the hot naked guy who fills transparent rubber pants with a dose of the shits.

(Don’t act you like never saw it. Everyone saw that stinkin’ video!)

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