Last Fresno Bee rant while still in Fresno (letter to the editor):
Whoa! When Vice President Dick Cheney says "We never had the burden of proof" about Saddam Hussein's alleged WMD's as a defense against not being able to find a single one even when that was the foremost reason given for going to war along with Hussein's alleged ties to Osama bin Laden...one has to ask whose responsibility it was. After all, we made claim after claim about the WMD's and purported "irrevocable evidence". It was written in stone as far as we knew.But, suddenly, proving it is not our responsibility. It's Hussein's. When did this happen? When did we earn the right to accuse, but not be held responsible for inaccuracy? If you sling the stone you have just declared yourself innocent of all sin. Or you have a very good lawyer. So, which is it? Do we know the WMD's exist or are we throwing ourselves on the "it seemed like a good idea at the time and you can't prove otherwise" court?