Apparently, the White House doesn't know that their list of lies is online (as gathered by Billmon)? If they did, would Condoleeza Rice say something this stupid?
I believe that if you look back, Tony, we have never said we thought he had nuclear weapons. This was an issue of reconstitution. How quickly he might be able to reconstitute a vast infrastructure that was still in place. Of the fact that we missed the last time around how close he was to a nuclear weapon. The reconstitution case was based on a number of issues: the procurement, the brainpower of the scientists, the effort to get high quality components for centrifuges. We have found, for instance, with the scientists that we found that he was buring pieces of centrifuges in back yards. - Condi, Fox News Sunday, July 13, 2003 (Via uggabugga)
So they never said he had reconstituted them, but that he could? Bullshit. Tricky Dick Cheney:
Let's talk about the nuclear proposition for a minute. We know that based on intelligence, that [Saddam] has been very, very good at hiding these kinds of efforts. He's had years to get good at it and we know he has been absolutely devoted to trying to acquire nuclear weapons. And we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons. - Dick, Meet the Press, March 16, 2003
Lies, lies, lies...