The Lollipop Tree Forest is to your left...
Well, boy howdy, the man who epitomizes the phrase "living in a fantasy world" tells the press to, well, stop living in a fantasy world:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday he would not engage in "fantasy land" speculation about a possible U.S. attack on Iran, though he said the Bush administration is concerned about Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
"The United States of America is on a diplomatic track," Rumsfeld said.
Pfeh, yeah, sure, just like the "diplomatic track" we were on with regards to Iraq.
Special Bonus:For those whiny-ass Bushistas who love to yell "BUSH DI'NT LIE 'BOUT NUTHIN'!", well, guess what: Bush lied about those "biological weapons trailers":
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration claimed trailers captured soon after the fall of Baghdad proved Iraq had weapons of mass destruction even though U.S. intelligence officials had strong evidence that was not the case, The Washington Post reported.
The Iraqi Survey Group later concluded from the inteligence evidence the trailers were "impractical" for biological weapons production and were probably intended for manufacturing hydrogen for weather balloons, the paper said.
The claim, repeated by top administration officials for months afterward, was cited at the time as supporting evidence for the decision to go to war.
But a secret mission to Iraq had concluded the trailers had nothing to do with biological weapons. Leaders of the Pentagon-sponsored mission sent their findings to Washington in a report on May 27, 2003, two days before the president's statement, the Post reported.
Oh, and lookie what I found while Googling for what the warbloggers had to say about the incident at the time:
May 11, 2003, Sunday
By JUDITH MILLER (NYT); Foreign Desk
Late Edition - Final, Section 1, Page 12, Column 5, 1297 words
DISPLAYING FIRST 50 OF 1297 WORDS -A team of experts searching for evidence of biological and chemical weapons in Iraq has concluded that a trailer found near Mosul in northern Iraq in April is a mobile biological weapons laboratory, the three team members said today. Describing their four-day examination of the lab for the first...
(BTW, it's not easy to track down past postings on warblogger sites, I've discovered. I did manage to find this whining from Hindrocket, though:
Career bureaucrats at the State Department with loyalties to the Democratic Party have done everything possible to frustrate the Administration's policy initiatives. The most recent outrage is a memo by the Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research which questions the conclusion by the CIA and DIA that the mobile laboratories found in Iraq were intended for biological weapons production. Following the usual pattern, the report's conclusions were then leaked to the New York Times. The report itself was not leaked, which probably means that its reasoning was too weak to survive scrutiny.)