Saturday, June 24, 2006

~500 WMDs Found in Iraq... in case your newspaper failed to report

Yes, there were WMDs in Iraq, plenty of them, and this report indicated 500 specific examples are known. This is aside from the precursor WMD materials found in abundance after the liberation of Iraq, such as chemical stocks, the gigantic quantities of uranium ore, rocket motors with long-range capacities, and other WMD components. This is 500 WMD artillery shells loaded with either mustard gas or sarin nerve gas, or similar toxins, stuff which remains so toxic that even warheads left over from WW-I remain highly dangerous, requiring special handling and disposal. Saddam used such materials against Iraqi civilians who didn't fully genuflect to him, and against Iranian soldiers during the Iran-Iraq war. It would not be surprising if further materials came to light in the future.,2933,200499,00.html
Report: Hundreds of WMDs Found in Iraq
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. ...
Hundreds of WMDs discovered in Iraq
Bombshell report notes 500 chemical weapons including sarin, mustard gas, more to be found
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." ...

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