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Saturday, June 24, 2006 

Oh, dear

The former 'Freedom Institute' bloggers are apparently still pushing the notion that yep, those WMD were indeed found in Iraq (see here for one earlier FI foray into this territory). The latest resurgence of this wanton dishonesty (i.e. that rusting Iran-Iraq War era mustard shells are the 'proof' that Bush and Blair didn't lie) was prompted by grade-A wingnut Republican Senator Rick Santorum's latest bizarre outburst.

A good measure of the lunacy of these claims is that even the white phosphorus (WP) munitions used by the Irish Defence Forces for night illumination could conceivably fall under the absurdly wide definition of "WMD" that the true believers now apparently accept. This is a useful example of how it seems that you can flap your gums with any kind of old nonsense and get some to believe it, even among allegedly "serious" bloggers on the Irish Right. Though admittedly, some have been a little more creative (and entertaining) in trying to escape the judgement of history than others.

"Libel"-Richard Waghorne
"Attack blog"-Damien Mulley

About me

  • An early-thirties male Irish technologist living and working in Dublin, I'm a former (recovering) member of both Fianna Fáil and the Roman Catholic Church.

    I'm not a member of any political party these days, but my opinions can be broadly categorised as 'lefty' and republican. I am also a former member of the Irish Defence Forces.

    Please feel free to check out the FI Fie Foe Fum group blog, where I was once a regular contributor, and the Cedar Lounge Revolution, where I can usually be found in the comments.

    (This blog and its contents reflect only my own personal opinions as a private citizen, and not those of any other person or organisation.)



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