Cheney’s reaction to the report on Iraq’s WMDs that was released yesterday:
MIAMI – Vice President Dick Cheney asserted on Thursday that a finding by the chief U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq that Saddam Hussein’s government produced no weapons of mass destruction after 1991 justifies rather than undermines President Bush’s decision to go to war.
The report shows that “delay, defer, wait wasn’t an option,” Cheney told a town hall-style meeting.
His statements come a day after this:
Charles A. Duelfer, whom the Bush administration chose to complete the U.S. investigation of Iraq’s weapons programs, said Hussein’s ability to produce nuclear weapons had “progressively decayed” since 1991. Inspectors, he said, found no evidence of “concerted efforts to restart the program.”
Call me silly, but doesn’t that suggest that waiting was a perfectly good option?