Rumsfeld heckler thought Saddam had WMDs

Sweetness & Light has the goods on Ray McGovern, who heckled Donald Rumsfeld and received near—adulation in some media outlets for doing so.

McGovern has been everywhere crowing over his chastisement of Rumsfeld, such as he did here to Paula Zahn on CNN:

MCGOVERN: And when he used that wonderful non sequitur by looking at the uniformed personnel in the front row and saying: "Well, they went in with protective gear; they certainly thought there were weapons of mass destruction there." Well, my goodness, of course, they did. Because you, Donald Rumsfeld, told them that they were there.

And, you know, it's not polite to say this, but that was a bald—faced lie. And ... he should have owned up to it, if he wants there to be a modicum of trust.

Leave aside the easily discovered fact that Ray McGovern is a America—hating anti—Semitic lunatic. It turns out that McGovern himself believed Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction and that he would use them against the US.

In fact before the war McGovern (like Joe Wilson) used Saddam's WMDs as his argument why we should not invade Iraq.

Here is a memo McGovern and his VIPS group wrote to the President of the United States on the eve of the invasion of Iraq, courtesy of CommonDreams.org:

Kudos to S&L.

Sweetness & Light has the goods on Ray McGovern, who heckled Donald Rumsfeld and received near—adulation in some media outlets for doing so.

McGovern has been everywhere crowing over his chastisement of Rumsfeld, such as he did here to Paula Zahn on CNN:

MCGOVERN: And when he used that wonderful non sequitur by looking at the uniformed personnel in the front row and saying: "Well, they went in with protective gear; they certainly thought there were weapons of mass destruction there." Well, my goodness, of course, they did. Because you, Donald Rumsfeld, told them that they were there.

And, you know, it's not polite to say this, but that was a bald—faced lie. And ... he should have owned up to it, if he wants there to be a modicum of trust.

Leave aside the easily discovered fact that Ray McGovern is a America—hating anti—Semitic lunatic. It turns out that McGovern himself believed Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction and that he would use them against the US.

In fact before the war McGovern (like Joe Wilson) used Saddam's WMDs as his argument why we should not invade Iraq.

Here is a memo McGovern and his VIPS group wrote to the President of the United States on the eve of the invasion of Iraq, courtesy of CommonDreams.org:

Kudos to S&L.