Not much amazes me in Washington these days, but the continued attacks on President Bush for supposedly lying about weapons of mass destruction and hyping intelligence certainly does amaze me.
Here are the facts: Saddam Hussein did have weapons of mass destruction. We know this because he used them on his own people. We have seen the pictures. He used them on his neighbors during the Iran-Iraq war that lasted ten years and involved chemical agents. The United Nations and Hans Blix said he had them. President Clinton said he had them. Even France and Germany once acknowledged he had them.
So what's the controversy? It's all about bringing down the president's high approval ratings and defeating him in the next election. Liberals are so afraid that their Supreme Court will be ruined, that they'll do anything to prevent Bush from naming justices who actually read the constitution and don't invent laws.
If you think calling the president a liar is bad, you haven't seen anything yet. Democrats will haul out political weapons of mass destruction very soon.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.