Nancy Pelosi has been in panic mode ever since her close friend Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in the presidential election.
Things got even worse for Pelosi afterwards, when her fellow Democrats blamed her for the loss. One Ohio Democrat went so far as to challenge Pelosi for her position as Democratic minority leader, arguing that she is out of touch.
Pelosi effectively proved him right this week when she spoke out against President-Elect Donald Trump to criticize him for refuting the CIA’s claim that Russia hacked the election. In the end, however, all she accomplished was making herself look ignorant once again.
Pelosi’s latest ordeal started when Trump said, “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It’s now time to move on and ‘Make America Great Again.’”
In an interview with MSNBC, Pelosi responded to this by saying, “He returned with, ‘well, people told us that Saddam Hussein had—Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.’ It did not. The intelligence community never said that. It was a massive misrepresentation to the American people. But there’s nothing in the intelligence to support the threat that Bush-Cheney was presenting.”
Pelosi’s statement could not be more wrong. The truth is that the very the first unclassified finding of the 2002 National Intelligence Estimate explicitly stated: “We judge that Iraq has continued its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs in defiance of UN resolutions and restrictions. Baghdad has chemical and biological weapons as well as missiles with ranges in excess of UN restrictions; if left unchecked, it probably will have a nuclear weapon during this decade.”
Nice FAIL, Nancy!