Give it up, Dick

Vice President Dick Cheney is reportedly still on the hunt for Iraqi WMD.

Published April 24, 2008 6:15PM (EDT)

The rest of the world may have thrown up its hands in disgust and moved on, but then, Dick Cheney has never been one to "be blown off course by the fluctuations in the public opinion polls." In fact, he is, reportedly, still searching for Saddam Hussein's long-lost weapons of mass destruction. That's according to Steve Clemons, who, in a post at his blog the Washington Note, writes:

Vice President Richard Cheney is still convinced that there are hidden WMDs in the Middle East that bear Saddam Hussein's product mark. A source reported to me yesterday that in the last two weeks, Cheney held forth at a meeting on Iraq WMDs and insisted that they were real and still out there.

Cheney believes that Syria has them -- and has been watching closely intelligence streams from a secret "black SIGINT base" that the US has placed in the mountains near the intersection of the Syrian, Turkish, and Iraqi borders.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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