US Deputy Secretary of Defence and leading Neo-con Paul D. Wolfowitz has no need to resign in the face of Abu Ghraib, “the army we have” and so on and on, because as President Bush said, “we had an accountability moment, and that’s called the 2004 elections”. Nor is he as forthcoming with admitting mistakes as Secretary of State-designate Condi Rice (not that she was overly forthcoming.) Michael Carden drew our attention in comments to a recent PBS interview with Wolfowitz. Reading the transcript, what amazed me was that Wolfowitz insinuated that there might still be WMDs found in Iraq:
I think if I may say so, I think some of the critics now are a bit too definitive about what we’ve learned. They say there are no stockpiles found. Well, at least so far that’s true… Let me finish, okay? So far, that’s true, but does that mean no WMD?
Astonishing. I guess that’s another Straussian noble lie.
ELSEWHERE: The report to the Director of Central Intelligence is available online if any intrepid Troppo readers want to compare the document with Wolfowitz’ remarks.