Cafferty Questions Why Most Americans Still Believe Saddam Had WMD

Dontcha love it when liberal media members are confounded by poll results that don’t fit their view of the world? It drives them so batty that they suddenly start espousing all manner of absurd rationalizations they believe explain why so many Americans disagree with them.

Such was the case during the 7PM installment of “The Situation Room” Friday when Jack Cafferty shared with his viewers recent poll statistics showing that half of the country believes that Saddam Hussein had WMD before America invaded Iraq in March 2003. This didn’t sit well with Cafferty, who, true to form, blamed the public’s sentiments on Republicans.

This is really wonderful stuff necessitating the reader to be careful with drinking vessels (video link to follow):

JACK CAFFERTY, CNN ANCHOR: Wolf, an interesting question. Do Americans feel a growing need to justify the war in Iraq? The answer might be yes according to a new poll. A Harris Poll found half of those surveyed still believe Saddam Hussein's government had weapons of mass destruction back when U.S. troops invaded in March of 2003 and that number today is actually up from 36 percent of Americans who thought so last year.U.N. inspectors said they found no WMD in Iraq in 2002 or 2003. And U.S. weapons hunters confirmed the same thing the following year. One reason Americans still believe in the WMDs could have to do with a recent intelligence report by Republican lawmakers. They say hundreds of chemical munitions had been found in Iraq since the invasion, but the Pentagon and other experts have since said these are nothing more than old, abandoned shells.So here's the question. Why do half of Americans still think Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction back in 2003?

Of course, Cafferty never considered the possibility that many Americans, with the growing hostilities in the Middle East, are starting to take more seriously the likelihood that Saddam moved his weapons into Syria while the United States was wasting time at the U.N. Certainly, raising this as an alternate option to the typical "It's All The Republicans' Fault" mantra would have been an unexpected divergence for Cafferty. But, one can hope, can't one?

Video Link courtesy of Crooks and Liars.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.