1. There really were WMDs (though we’ve known that a long time).
2. Even if they weren’t found, it was still pretty obvious that a murderous beast like Hussein just might have hidden them. Ya think?
3. Even if WMDs weren’t found, it wasn’t just President Bush who claimed they were there. You can find writings and video of all sorts of Democrats who said exactly what Bush did (Clinton, Daschle, etc.). And Bush didn’t just make the claim up. He was relying on his intelligence, and there are zero indications that they lied — unlike Obama’s IRS, Fast and Furious, etc. scandals.
4. The Left — which includes the mainstream media, of course — knew all of those things yet chose to perpetuate the ironic lie that “Bush lied.”