Friday, June 20, 2014

What's This? WMD in Iraq?

I've been told for over a decade that there are and were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.  But if that's true, how can this be so?
The weapons that remain are probably useless

Militants who have advanced across large swaths of Iraq in the past week seized a complex that was once Saddam Hussein’s top chemical-weapons production facility.
The facility still contains a stockpile of old weapons, but they are contaminated and hard to transport, and officials don’t believe the militants could make a chemical weapon out of them, the Wall Street Journal reports. In the aftermath of the U.S. invasion a decade ago, the U.S.-impaneled Iraq Study Group determined that the facility was sufficiently dismantled and that the remaining chemicals were useless.


maxutils said...

Appropriately placed, now.

Which means ... they likely could have been viable when W. invaded. I never believed that just because WE didn't find any that they hadn't been there. It just meant we couldn't find them, or that they moved them. We KNOW he had them, because he actually used them ... and made no effort to dissuade us, even at his peril. As to your comment on the wrong page ... if we knew about these, why didn't we find them?

Darren said...

We did. We knew all about them. The "no WMD" thing was actually that we didn't find evidence that he had produced *new* WMD since the sanctions were put in place. Type "Duelfer" into the search engine at the top or bottom of my blog for posts about the Duelfer Report, the report on Iraqi WMDs sent to Congress in 2004, to read more on the subject.

maxutils said...

That's ... kind of what I was saying. But, OK.