Wednesday, June 21, 2006

WMD's found in Iraq after all!

Gee, whaddya know..WMDs in Iraq after all.

Today, Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.) announced Wednesday the finding of over 500 "sarin- and mustard-filled projectiles," in Iraq.

Reading from unclassified portions of a document developed by the U.S. intelligence community, Santorum said, "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."

According to Santorum, "That means in addition to the 500, there are filled and unfilled munitions still believed to exist within the country."

The Pennsylvania senator called the finding "incredibly" significant.

"The idea that, as my colleagues have repeatedly said in this debate on the other side of the aisle, that there are no weapons of mass destruction is in fact false," Santorum said. "We have found over 500 weapons of mass destruction and in fact have found that there are additional chemical weapons still in the country."

Of course, that's nothing to what we would have found if Bush hadn't given Saddam 15 months to sell or hide whatever he managed to get rid of. Or if we took a little trip over the border to Syria.

Here is a transcript of Santorum's interview with radio commentator Hugh Hewitt....good stuff, and significant.

Of course, none of this will make a difference to the Angry Left, now will it?


Anonymous said...

Yeah it's me megan ....only because I can't be bothered signing up for an account ......but felt compelled to answer the utter crap you have just posted .

Quote"The weapons are thought to be manufactured before 1991 so they would not be proof of an ongoing WMD program in the 1990s"

I feel sorry for you righties , still grasping at straws I see and trying to make the justification of going to war puzzle fit !!!!

Too many idiots and not enough time !

So tell us what is soooooo incredibly significant about the fact that WMD were indeed produced prior to 1991?..nobody has ever said otherwise !....the fact that they are completely effin useless as titis on a bull does not make them significant at all !

Toooo many morons and not enough time to deal with you all !!!!

Freedom Fighter said...

Let's see if YOU can play `connect the dots' isn't too hard, even for you.

First of all, `anonymous', nobody has to sign up for an account to post comments here. Your understanding, as usual, is somewhat uh...flawed.

Second of all, Saddam's head scientist said - in the NYT, no less- that the knowledge and technology existed in Iraq to get the WMD program up and fully rolling in a matter of months.

Third, Saddam sent a top level delegation to Niger to purchase uranium; the British Butler Commission,(their 9/11 Commission) has reiterated and verified that intel.

Fourth, major figures from Saddam's military have testified that Iraq had WMD's AND that whole truckloads of goodies were sent to Syria.

Fifth, IF you read the links CAREFULLY, you will see that many of the sarin shells are still active..and we have no way of knowing what else was produced more recently.

Sixth, Saddam had 15 months to hide, dispose of or sell anything he wanted to,thanks to the infantile temper tantrums thrown by the Left here and in Britain and Bush's unfortunate acquiesance to accomodating it with the charade in the UN.

Seventh,if Saddam had nothing to hide, please explain his behavior, when he KNEW that not coming clean meant he would be thrown out of power.

Eighth, do a little research on Saddam's connection with Islamic terrorists.

Ninth, explain to me with a straight face the transcripts of recordings made in Saddam's offices where he openly boasted prior to 9/11 of his knowledge of a terrorist strike in the US.

There's lots more,but that will do for now.

I may (and do) disagree with many aspects of the way this war has been handled, especially post-war, but the decision to take out Saddam was basic common sense.

Now, what was that about morons?