Tuesday, April 26, 2005

A Serving of Crow For a Big Mouth

Watch out, Tex! Neil Boortz has the goods on you, and your liberal ilk. Many naive souls are under the impression that the U.S. military found no dreaded "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq. Boortz points out that those people were wrong:

Actually, WMD has been found in Iraq. Several chemical agents classified as weapons of mass destruction have been located, including mustard gas and sarin, enough to kill tens of thousands of people. Naturally, this was dismissed by the Bush-bashing media is insufficient. Apparently weapons of mass destructions means something different to them.

Saddam Hussein knew we were coming....and either hid or destroyed the WMD. He had weapons of mass destruction, he used them and he was capable of producing more. But that won't be how this report is covered. Nor will you hear that regime change in Iraq was the stated policy of the Clinton administration for 8 years.

Not surprisingly, Boortz didn't link to any articles about WMD finds in Iraq. So I'll link to one (from Fox News, so it must be true). The WMD's found in the Fox News story sound consiberably less menacing that Boortz's interpratation:

. . . Two people were treated for "minor exposure" after the sarin incident but no serious injuries were reported. Soldiers transporting the shell for inspection suffered symptoms consistent with low-level chemical exposure, which is what led to the discovery, a U.S. official told Fox News.

"The Iraqi Survey Group confirmed today that a 155-millimeter artillery round containing sarin nerve agent had been found," Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt (search), the chief military spokesman in Iraq, told reporters in Baghdad. "The round had been rigged as an IED (improvised explosive device) which was discovered by a U.S. force convoy.". . .

Two weeks ago, U.S. military units discovered mustard gas that was used as part of an IED. Tests conducted by the Iraqi Survey Group (search) — a U.S. organization searching for weapons of mass destruction — and others concluded the mustard gas was "stored improperly," which made the gas "ineffective."

They believe the mustard gas shell may have been one of 550 projectiles for which former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein failed to account when he made his weapons declaration shortly before Operation Iraqi Freedom began last year. . .

Kimmitt said the shell belonged to a class of ordnance that Saddam's government said was destroyed before the 1991 Gulf war (search). Experts believe both the sarin and mustard gas weapons date back to that time.


So there have been findings of "WMD" in Iraq. Specifically, aged and ineffective sarin and mustard gas was found. That would bolster the case for war if the administration had said that we must invade Iraq right away because there are a few rusting mustard gas shells somewhere in the desert. What the administration said, as I pointed out here, was that the country faced "clear evidence of peril" and we couldn't wait for the "smoking gun" which might in fact, be a "mushroom cloud."

No evidence of any genuine threat has been found in Iraq. Which is why people like Neal Boortz, who dined on the administration's "WMD" baloney are looking for any excuse to not eat crow.

2 comments:

Tex MacRae said...

That would bolster the case for war if the administration had said that we must invade Iraq right away because there are a few rusting mustard gas shells somewhere in the desert.


These people with their WMD delusions are so pathetic. I can't believe I used to read Neal Boortz.

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