Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Well, more evidence that Bush didn't like and a lot of the left

are lying bastards on the enemy's side:
Britain will help the Iraqi government dispose of what's left of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons, still stored in two bunkers in north of Baghdad, the British embassy in Baghdad announced Monday.

The British Defense Ministry will start training Iraqi technical and medical workers this year, an embassy statement said. The teams will work to safely destroy remnants of munitions and chemical warfare agents left over from Saddam's regime. He was overthrown in 2003 following an American-led invasion.

Saddam stored the chemical weapons near population centers so that he could access them quickly, despite the danger to his civilian population
So, just like those 'tax cuts for the rich' turned out to have been for a whole lot of middle-class people, those chemical weapons the left and the enemy-assisters insisted didn't exist were there. ARE there.

And I still want to know how much machinery and how much chemicals in Syria have 'Made in Iraq' somewhere on them.


Tom Stedham said...

Seriously? This exonerates Bush, and the lies we went to war over?
When were these "chemical weapons" manufactured? What, exactly, is in these two bunkers?

There was NO Iraqi wmd program, period. There WERE a handful here and there of left-over chemical weapons, sure. It was all made well before the first Gulf War.

We found some sarin at one point, from old munitions. That was fun when the NBC detectors went off, let me tell you.

But having "two bunkers" that contain an unknown quantity of unknown alleged "chemical weapons" of unknown origin or date of manufacture is hardly a ringing endorsement of the lies we were told about the danger of Iraq.

The AP article is full of propaganda, but one fact is in it:
"The teams will work to safely destroy remnants of munitions and chemical warfare agents left over from Saddam's regime."

Let's be honest: calling something "munitions and chemical warfare agents" could mean literally ANYTHING, from CS to white phosphorous to blister agent...

Without an inventory, I'm calling BS on the whole "see??? Iraqi WMDs! BUSH WAS RIGHT!!!" thing.

(not trying to start static on your page. If you don't want my comment, feel free to delete...)

Firehand said...

Yes, yes, BUSH LIED!!!, etc. Ignore that every intelligence service in the world said he ws working WMD programs, he'd made and used them in the past, none of that oounts. Plus there were a number of reasons for the use of force resolution, and all those others tend to be glossed-over or forgotten. Also the fact that is wa a bipartisan majority that voted for it. Wasn't until a bunch of Democrats decided it was more politically helpful to claim they'd been lied to that the crap started.

Of course you're calling BS, it doesn't fit what you push.

Tom Stedham said...

Technically, what I called BS on was the claim that this particular cache of unknown items proves the existence of an Iraqi WMD program, or the existence of Iraqi WMD's.

It would be interesting to uncover just why "every intelligence service in the world said he was working WMD programs", wouldn't it? I'm sure it had nothing to do with the cherry-picked compartmented "intel" they all received from the same group of people, all of whom owe allegiance to a certain small nation in the Middle East...

All managed by Doug Feith and friends...

I'm not trying to get in a pissing contest with you. We agree on a lot of things. I just happen to believe that we were lied into Iraq, deliberately, by "foreign interests", and those same foreign interests are desperately trying to lie us into Iran.