What I don't understand is why folks are surprised. We knew that Saddam still had Sarin back in 2004, which was also the year that it leaked that we had secretly found and removed 2 tons of enriched uranium and roughly 1,000 highly radioactive sources" that "could potentially be used in a radiological dispersal device," or dirty bomb. That's part of what made the simplistic "bush lied people died" chants so annoyingly vapid.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
So, like...he gassed his own people?
So, like....yeah, he had WMDs?
Anyway, if you were impartial you would realize conservatives freely utilize equally misleading slogans. Making catchy phrases, banners, and cartoons to bait people into supporting your cause is sort of what partisans do.
Last edited by Morality Games; 06-19-14 at 08:45 PM.
If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
And by the way, if it's anything like vicain, or any other gases used in fumigation...it loses some potency over time...but still lethal.
Most of those gasses are contained under pressure, which reduces the movement of molecules, effectively placing them in stasis.
there was also a lot of talk about Iraq possessing yellow cake uranium.
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Some people just won't let this go. Move on.
Sunni Extremists in Iraq Occupy Saddam Hussein's Chemical Weapons Facility - WSJ
....Washington—Sunni extremists in Iraq have occupied what was once Saddam Hussein's premier chemical-weapons production facility, a complex that still contains a stockpile of old weapons, State Department and other U.S. government officials said.
U.S. officials don't believe the Sunni militants will be able to create a functional chemical weapon from the material. The weapons stockpiled at the Al Muthanna complex are old, contaminated and hard to move, officials said.
Nonetheless, the capture of the chemical-weapon stockpile by the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, known as ISIS or ISIL, the militant group that is seizing territory in the country, has grabbed the attention of the U.S.
"We remain concerned about the seizure of any military site by the ISIL," Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, said in a written statement. "We do not believe that the complex contains CW materials of military value and it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to safely move the materials."
"The only people who would likely be harmed by these chemical materials would be the people who tried to use or move them," said a military official.
Once again, they were supposed to have NONE. As in ZERO. And ZERO capacity to build them.
Islamist militants in Iraq have occupied Saddam Hussein's former chemical weapons production facility, which contains a stockpile of old chemical weapon, the US government says.
"We do not believe that the complex contains CW materials of military value and it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to safely move the materials."
The claim the former Iraqi leader possessed weapons of mass destruction and posed a threat to world security was the basis for the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.
The weapons at Muthanna had been found by UN inspectors but were dismantled with chemical stocks militarily useless and closed off in bunkers.
"During its peak in the late 1980s to early 1990s, it amassed mega-bunkers full of chemical munitions, and provided Iraq with a force multiplier sufficient to counteract Iran's superior military numbers."
The late 80's and early 90's were a decade prior to the Iraq war and it even says the inspectors dismantled the exact chemical stocks you are holding up as evidence. Right there in your own story.
Looks like Bush & Cheney still owe all of humanity an apology for lying.