Hannity’s lighting fires, Colmes is putting them out. And See-Dubya‘s lighting them up again.

Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney speculates that Bush kept this on the downlow lest revelations about the provenance of the chemical shells embarrass some of our colleagues on the UN Security Council. But why? Are Russia’s and/or China’s votes so valuable that the administration would suppress evidence of WMD and let the “BUSH LIED” meme proliferate instead? If Bush went public with the evidence, the Russians or Chinese might retaliate by balking on Iran sanctions — but of course, they might end up balking on Iran anyway. On the other hand, a WMD scandal could have a salutary effect by restoring America’s credibility on the issue and putting international pressure on Russia/China to atone for arming Saddam by cracking down hard now on the Iranians. Or am I missing something?

Enough blather — here’s the vid. Hannity really milks it, even by his standards.

Update: Where were you during the Blackout of ’06?

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