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Thursday, November 23, 2017

George W. Bush jokes about never finding Iraq WMDs, shows photos of himself looking for them under Oval Office furniture. Father of 22 year old son who died in Iraq didn't think it was so funny-March 26, 2004

3/26/2004, "Family of Slain Soldier Calls Bush WMD Jokes “Disgraceful”," Democracy Now

"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.”...

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."....image above from BBC



3/26/2004, "Bush's Iraq WMDs joke backfires," BBC

"The audience at Wednesday's 60th annual dinner of the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association obviously thought the quips hilarious - there were laughs all round - but the next morning, in the cold light of day, things looked far less amusing.

The joke about the fruitless search for Iraqi WMDs so far, Washington's prime justification for the US-led invasion, has been branded as tasteless and ill-judged."...


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