I posted this earlier today, but I'm trying to promote the heck out of it, so here you go again:
David Corn over at The Nation was the first person I heard report that Bush made jokes about the complete absence of WMDs in Iraq at the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association Dinner. Said Corn:
It's a formal-and-fun affair where thousands of media folks assemble at the Hilton for a fancy dinner and fab pre- and post-parties. I'm not going to denigrate such soirees. I enjoy them.... But an awful you're-all-alone moment came during George W. Bush's comments that followed the sit-down dinner.
Bush shows pictured of himself looking around the Oval Office, remarking, "those weapons of mass distruction gotta be around here somewhere." The Washington DC audience ate it up as the CSPAN cameras rolled. He worked the room well, but this isn't a laughing matter for those of us who have friends and loved ones risking their lives in Iraq right now; to say nothing of those who've suffered the ultimate loss.
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