JeffJim Journalism du Jour

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Hey, maybe I will make this a daily thing. 

From today’s fake news reporter website:

While I am on hiatus from the White House briefing room, I’m going to post the question I would have asked had I been there.  It will be interesting to see if anyone else asks it.

March 14, 2005

"On Sunday, the New York Times reported that weapons sites were looted in the weeks following the invasion of Iraq.  If there were no WMDs and the regime posed no threat as the media continues to emphasize, isn’t this an insignificant revelation?"

Well, JeffJim, I think you are referring to this New York Times story from Sunday which says this:

"In the weeks after Baghdad fell in April 2003, looters systematically dismantled and removed tons of machinery from Saddam Hussein’s most important weapons installations, including some with high-precision equipment capable of making parts for nuclear arms, a senior Iraqi official said this week in the government’s first extensive comments on the looting."

Now, I know this is going to addle your bold little head, JeffJim, but there is a difference between (1) WMDs and other unconventional weapons; (2) machines capable of making WMDs, but not being used at all; and (3) machines capable of making WMDs which are actually being used for that purpose.

You see, JeffJim, Iraq had none of #1, but some of #2.  And the concern is that #2 got looted and now they are all #3.  Got it?  Of course, you would have figured that out . . . if you had only bothered to read the New York Times article that you use as a source.