In today's WSJ there is an article - Some Conservatives Return To Old Argument
reporting that Move America Forward is waging an ad campaign claiming that Bush was right all along about Iraq, Saddam, Osama, al Qaeda, and those WMD's.
The television commercials are attention-grabbing: Newly found Iraqi documents show that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, including anthrax and mustard gas, and had "extensive ties" to al Qaeda. The discoveries are being covered up by those "willing to undermine support for the war on terrorism to selfishly advance their shameless political ambitions."
Despite the findings of 3 official - and very expensive - reports detailing the efforts that were expended searching for the non-existent WMD's, Move America Forward's spokesperson
Ms. Morgan says her ads are justified, based on documents given to her in Iraq by an Iraqi general she identified as Abdul Qader Jassim, and on information from U.S. officials involved in the hunt for weapons there. She believes Mr. Hussein possessed WMDs, and that those weapons remain in Iraq today. It couldn't be ascertained that Mr. Jassim is a general and he couldn't be reached for comment.
The reason given for this late-breaking attempt to pull the wool back over the people's eyes is
"The White House has really done a poor job of getting the message out, which is why we've had to step into the breach," says California-based Republican political strategist Sal Russo, one of the group's three founders. "They should do a better job of coordinating with those willing to get out and tell the story. We shouldn't be the only ones out here fighting."
The White House didn't return several calls seeking comment. A Republican National Committee spokesman declined to comment.