Thursday, June 22, 2006


"We have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, chemical weapons," Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said in a quickly called press conference late Wednesday afternoon. Reading from a declassified portion of a report by the National Ground Intelligence Center, a Defense Department intelligence unit, 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."

Click here to read the declassified portion of the NGIC report.

He added that the report warns about the hazards that the chemical weapons could still pose to coalition troops in Iraq. "The purity of the agents inside the munitions depends on many factors, including the manufacturing process, potential additives and environmental storage conditions. While agents degrade over time, chemical warfare agents remain hazardous and potentially lethal," Santorum read from the document.
The weapons are thought to be manufactured before 1991 so they would not be proof of an ongoing WMD program in the 1990s. But they do show that Saddam Hussein was lying when he said all weapons had been destroyed, and it shows that years of on-again, off-again weapons inspections did not uncover these munitions.
Care to comment libsurgents?


Blogger Rodogg said...

The US troops planted them so Bush would look smart, its BS I think.

11:06 PM, June 22, 2006  
Blogger Rodogg said...

Come on bud, please read it carefully next time before you start telling Liberals to apologize. You misunderstood and in a second I will tell you what was meant by what you read.

More recently, fear of potential Iraqi WMD has been seen by many as a disingenuous ploy by George W. Bush to generate public support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq ([13], [14], [15]). General reference to Iraqi WMD in general was seen as an element of Bush's arguments ([16]). The discovery of 500 units of chemical WMD was announced June 12, 2006 (,2933,200499,00.html). However, explosive munitions and biological WMD, though suspected by international intelligence agencies, have yet to be found in Iraq. Since the media and political machines have been churning the controversy since the fall of Saddam Hussein, WMD became synonymous with "weapons of mass deception" within the anti-war movement.

11:19 PM, June 22, 2006  
Blogger yugunter said...

you missed the point, rodogg, in post-9/11 world as the globe fights against Axis of Evil and Islamic radicals, no threat, no matter how vague - can not be allowed to materialize, Iraq was a threat, had previous possession (Israel took out their nuke reactor in 81), intent (Scud missiles at Israel in both! Gulf wars), and (as was uncovered today)stockpiles of WMDs - in post 9/11, if you add torturer Saddam in equastion - that is the cause for war

11:39 PM, June 22, 2006  
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