Dispatches from the Creation Wars

More of That Damn Biased Evidence

The Bush defenders would have a much better case to make about media bias being the point of this controversy if it weren’t for all that pesky evidence that keeps showing up. The latest? Turns out that those barrells that the news crew videotaped in the still-sealed bunkers on April 18th are, in fact, full of HMX:

Experts who have studied the images say the barrels on the tape contain the high explosive HMX, and the U.N. markings on the barrels are clear.

“I talked to a former inspector who’s a colleague of mine, and he confirmed that, indeed, these pictures look just like what he remembers seeing inside those bunkers,” said David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington.

The barrels were found inside sealed bunkers, which American soldiers are seen on the videotape cutting through. Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency sealed the bunkers where the explosives were kept just before the war began.

“The seal’s critical,” Albright said. “The fact that there’s a photo of what looks like an IAEA seal means that what’s behind those doors is HMX. They only sealed bunkers that had HMX in them.”

After the bunkers were opened, the 101st was not ordered to secure the facility. A senior officer told ABC News the division would not have had nearly enough soldiers to do so.

The evidence is obviously part of an anti-Bush conspiracy.


  1. #1 ~DS~
    October 28, 2004

    The facts are out to get Bush.

  2. #2 none
    October 29, 2004

    Reporters were “embedded” in order to control what sort of information was released. I wonder how many people are now thinking that that may have been a bad idea and are wondering what they can do next time in place of this.

    Then again, who are you going to believe – Bush or your lying eyes? If we weren’t so biased in favor of Kerry, we’d give Bush the benefit of the doubt here, right?

  3. #3 norbizness
    October 29, 2004

    It’s worse than that, DS: Why do the facts hate the President, and by extension America?

  4. #4 Ed Brayton
    October 29, 2004


    The facts hate the troops too. The facts are dirty rotten commie bastards, and probably harboring terrorists.

  5. #5 norbizness
    October 29, 2004

    I would type more, but my fingers are balled up in fists of rage against the facts about 99% of the time.

  6. #6 Dave S.
    October 30, 2004

    Damn facts….they hate us for our freedoms.

  7. #7 raj
    November 1, 2004

    You are still addressing the issue on their terms. The issue is: why didn’t they blow the damn place up? What were they going to save the place for? Posterity?

    When you let them frame the issue, you have lost the discussion.

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