Wednesday, June 21, 2006

WMD found in Iraq?

The news world is abuzz: Were WMD's found in Iraq?

Via Fox News:
WASHINGTON — The United States has found 500 chemical weapons in Iraq since 2003, and more weapons of mass destruction are likely to be uncovered, two Republican lawmakers said Wednesday.

"We have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, chemical weapons," Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said in a quickly called press conference late Wednesday afternoon.

Reading from a declassified portion of a report by the National Ground Intelligence Center, a Defense Department intelligence unit, 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."

Via CNS News:
(CNSNews.com) - 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."

According to Santorum, "That means in addition to the 500, there are filled and unfilled munitions still believed to exist within the country."

All very interesting. I can't wait to see how this debate opens back up. Of course, we could find 2 tons of weaponized anthrax there tomorrow, and there are people who would debate until the end of time how Bush was still a liar. But this should be interesting all the same.

Chrish of News Hounds doubts the significance of the report.
Michelle Malkin has a great round-up.
Hat tip: Big Lizards.

May add more as more comes to light.

2 comments:

Steve the Troll said...

Hmm...Rick Santorum (yes, the post-sodomy mixture of poo, semen, and lube) and Fox News...way to maintain the integrity of your blog. Maybe this will help Santorum catch up in the polls.

You know, Iran and North Korea actually have weapons of mass destruction. They brag about it. They test-fire them. There is no debate. Yet we go to Iraq and never find any weapons! Makes a lot of sense, doesn't it? Trillions of dollars from your pocket for absolutely nothing.

Hey, do you think we're colonizing Iraq right now?

Steve the Troll said...

For some reason, this never seemed to pan out...