The anti-Times jihad advances not because of any intrinisic merit, but because ideological entrepreneurs like Glenn Harland Reynolds promote it endlessly. It’s only because of the tireless work of his supporting hacks that Andrew Sullivan is regarded a serious media critic instead of a an aggrieved shitcanned ex-Times contributor. The Blair witch hunt is a story because they make it a story.
It’s not beyond the power of the anti-Sullivans to make the non-discovery of WMDs that Bush et al assured us were there a story. The good for nothing crypto-fascist Europeans are growing plenty pissed. Seems the Merc‘s John Walcott is too:
The senior Marine general in Iraq said Friday that extensive searches had failed to locate any chemical weapons.
“It was a surprise to me then — it remains a surprise to me now — that we have not uncovered weapons,” Lt. Gen. James Conway, the commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, told reporters at the Pentagon in a video teleconference.
“Believe me, it’s not for lack of trying. We’ve been to virtually every ammunition supply point between the Kuwaiti border and Baghdad, but they’re simply not there,” Conway said.
Bush, however, told a Polish television network: “We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories . . . and we’ll find more weapons as time goes on. But for those who say we haven’t found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, we found them.”