Revisionist History

REVISIONIST HISTORY….I gotta tell you, it’s hard to keep up with things right now. Take off a couple hours for a visit to the doctor and you miss stuff like this from our president yesterday:

The larger point is, and the fundamental question is, did Saddam Hussein have a weapons program? And the answer is, absolutely. And we gave him a chance to allow the inspectors in, and he wouldn’t let them in. And, therefore, after a reasonable request, we decided to remove him from power, along with other nations, so as to make sure he was not a threat to the United States and our friends and allies in the region.

What does he mean, Saddam “wouldn’t let them in”? I’m trying to figure out some charitable interpretation of this, but I just can’t. What the hell is he talking about?

James, this is why I think the president should speak to the press a little more often. Sure, the press plays gotcha too often, but, like you, I want to know what Bush thinks in very broad terms. And it really does make a difference if ? in very broad terms ? the president of the United States is under the peculiar impression that there were no inspectors in Iraq.

Doesn’t it?