Radley Balko, one of the “credentialed bloggers” at CPAC (CPAC stands for Bush Cult-now you know) writes in response to Yglesias and Atrios expressing “alarm” over a speech given by Rep. Chris Cox. Cox’s remarks seem to indicate that he suffers under the Fox Delusion that “we” have found WMD in Iraq. Here’s the relevant paragraph in Balko’s transcript of Cox’s speech:
We continue to discover biological and chemical weapons and the facilities to make them inside of Iraq, and even more about their intended use, including that a plan to distribute sarin, and the lethal poison ricin — in the United States and Europe — was actively being pursued as late as March 2003. The facility where the weapons were being made also housed a large inventory of perfume atomizers of various shapes and sizes to mimic the brands on store shelves in the United States. It doesn’t take a wild imagination to understand the chilling implications. It does take imagination to combat it. And that’s why we’re lucky have an administration that gets it.
Seems the first clause in the first sentence of the last paragraph is the doozy. It’s the first I’ve heard of the perfume atomizers too, though I could very well have simply missed those stories. Iraq’s not my beat, so I don’t have the time to read up as thoroughly as I’d like.
Well, Iraq is my beat and I haven’t heard the perfume atomizer story. Maybe it was on Fox or Talon News or someone on FreeRepublic made it up – I must admit to having skipped alot of those “news” sources. Any readers have a clue where Cox got the atomizer story?