Okay, first Mitt made up some wack story about 7-year French marriage contracts. Then he made up that Sueng-Hui Cho shot up Virginia Tech because of video games and the devil rock. (Link.) Now his magical mystery tour takes on foreign policy: Saddam had WMDs but he hid them in Syria. Okay, okay – Saddam may have hid WMDs in Syria.
Which would have been a great place to have them when, you know, you get invaded. Never mind that there’s zero evidence to support this claim – even Bush has acknowledged that much.
What will the voices in his head tell him next? Is he on the record asserting a link between Saddam and al Qaeda yet? If not, can I get that and “next Tuesday” in the pool?
A lot of questions have been swirling around the Romney campaign of late. Questions like “is he qualified to be President?” And “can a Mormon attract the support of the Catholics and Protestant evangelicals who have the GOP in a stranglehold?”
But maybe the more important question is whether he should be allowed to roam around outside without staff supervision. Not to be snarky, but in the space of a few days now Romney has demonstrated pretty conclusively that his respect for basic facts puts him in the same league with Bush and Cheney.
Maybe on his planet that’s proof that he’s presidential material. Around here it’s proof that he can’t be trusted with anything more dangerous than string.