Originally Posted by Anuska
There is still alot of credible information out there that confirms it was definitely a possibility.
"And the former chief U.N. weapons inspector, and President Bush's former Iraq Survey Group chief, Dr. David Kay, telling COUNTDOWN that Senator Santorum's comments are, quote, "wrong to the facts and exaggerated beyond all reason as to the interpretation of the facts."
"He continued, "There is no surprise that very small numbers of chemical canisters from the Iran-Iraq war have been found. The ISG found them. And in my testimony in 2004, I said that I expected that we would continue to find them for a very long time. These are in very small numbers and are scattered
. The nerve agents have long since degraded
to the point that they no longer pose any substantial threat
. In most cases, the mustard agent
has substantially degraded
but will burn your skin-burn you," rather, "if skin comes in contact with it."
Basically, that means these old WMD's are totally unable to be more than locally dangerous to the surrounding areas.
Let's be very clear. Dubya Inc. peddled nuclear mushroom clouds, mobile chemical labs and flying drones that could launch nerve gas agents to get the public on the war wagon.
I am hoping that Dubya Inc.'s water cariers here at MDC and everywhere else can't be stupid enough to think 2600 U.S. service men and women had to die, more than 18,00 had to be wounded, more than 40,000 Iraqi civillians had to be killed, billions upon billions of dollars (borrowed, that our kids will have to pony up) had to be sunk into a disastrous occupation that pissed away the good will the U.S. had after 9/11 and set up Baghdad and Iraq to be the Beruit and Lebanon of the early 21st century, to make sure Saddam didn't get to use the degraded WMD scattered in buried bunkers. Shit, Saddam didn't even know he had them (see http://www.foreignaffairs.org/200605...e-inside.html)
Then again, one the Nazi bigwigs, Goebbels I think, had a phrase, something about a big lie being told so often people start believing it. Dubya's water carriers want desperately to believe...still. Sad.