Wednesday, June 21, 2006

WMDs, Lots, in Iraq: Intelligence

Yah, in the car, listening to Cong. Curt Weldon with Savage.

Seems that Weldon forced the release of some Intel documents which state that yes, indeed, our pal Saddam DID have WMD's--rockets equipped to toss chemicals--sarin or mustard gas.

Sure enough, here's the article:

The U.S. has located some 500 chemical weapons in Iraq since 2003 with more likely to be found, according to two Republican members of Congress trumpeting a newly declassified portion of a government report.

"We have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, chemical weapons," Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said at an afternoon news conference.

Santorum read from a declassified portion of a report by the National Ground Intelligence Center, a Defense Department intelligence unit, which noted: "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."


Now for the most interesting question:

"Probably more important is why has the administration not made this public beforehand," retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerny said of the report. "I think the fact is that the Russians moved large stocks [of WMDs] out in the fall of 2002. ... They went into three locations into Syria, in one location in the Bekaa Valley. If you get in there and if you found those weapons and found the precursors, the fingerprints would go back to Russia, China and France. Now those are the three countries that had the most conventional weapons sales to Saddam Hussein. ... I believe they were complicit. So I don't think the administration wants to trash three of the five members of the [U.N.] Security Council."

Our Friends: PRChina and France! Say it isn't SO!!!

4 comments:

halogen said...

What other conspiracy theories do you believe, dad?

steveegg said...
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steveegg said...

(Reformat; blogger cut off the link)

The French presstitutes have bought into this "conspiracy" - Hundreds of chemical weapons found in Iraq: US intelligence

Of course, they're not nearly as invested in "Bush lied, thousands died" as (cr)AP and O. Ricardo Pimentel.

Dad29 said...

What conspiracy theory?

The WMD's exist--and likely more than reported here. Somebody kept our knowledge quiet until yesterday afternoon--perhaps for reasons of statecraft.

That's not a conspiracy theory.

But since YOU saw a "conspiracy theory," perhaps YOU can elucidate.