Thursday, June 22, 2006

Via His Imperial Majesty, not unsurprisingly, it seems that Saddam did have WMD (well, we know he did: he used 'em to gas the Kurds back in the 80s, but it seems that he still had them when we invaded).
Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.) announced Wednesday the finding of over 500 munitions or weapons of mass destruction, specifically "sarin- and mustard-filled projectiles," in Iraq.

Reading from unclassified portions of a document developed by the U.S. intelligence community, Santorum said, "Since 2003, coalition forces have recovered approximately 500 weapons munitions which contain degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent. Despite many efforts to locate and destroy Iraq's pre-Gulf War chemical munitions, filled and unfilled pre-Gulf War chemical munitions are assessed to still exist."

What is slightly surprising is the timing of this announcement...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's not odd is the names attached to the announcement; Santorum came to my attention during Katrina, and got makred on my permanent shit-list because of it.

Not exactly deployable in 45 minutes as a threat to Britain though, from what I can see. Meh, old news, I care not.

However, tangent; do what Curious Hamster has done, get Haloscan to display the 0 comments link as "not useful" and the 1+ comments link as "X old comments".

I hate Haloscan comments...

chris said...

At the time I didn't support the Iraq war at the time, my views and swung back and forth since as to whether it was a good idea. But it was never because of the shakiness of the WMD argument for it, I expected a few shells to be lying around since the Iran War. Saddam was going to lie about whether he had them or not, and even if he had wanted to get rid he made tons of the stuff so some would get overlooked. My reasons where more to do with I could see there was no plan for what to after they won, and I expected a complete cock up.

Anonymous said...

OK, Mustard. Was that wholegrain, English or most likely - DIJON or FRENCH? Invade, Invade!!

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