And if France jumped off a cliff, would you jump too?

One of the Bush Administration’s favourite talking points on the Iraq debacle is: sure, we were wrong about WMDs. But most people thought Iraq had WMD’s too. Even France thought Saddam had WMDs!

So that’s ok, then.

Of course, what they don’t point out is that there was plenty of evidence to the contrary before the war, but their arguments weren’t heard over the selection of pro-WMD arguments. This Kevin Drum piece explains it more eloquently than I can — read it. (via TPM)