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Miniter's New Book : "Disinformation" WMD's Found In Iraq
www.humaneventsonline.com ^ | November 9, 2005 | Richard Miniter

Posted on 11/09/2005 8:33:55 PM PST by tomnbeverly

National Security & Defense

WMDs Found in Iraq Posted Nov 9, 2005

Contrary to ongoing reports by mainstream media outlets, WMDs have been found in Iraq, so reports New York Times best-selling author Richard Miniter in his new book, Disinformation.

Consider these shocking facts:

• Found: 1.77 metric tons of enriched uranium

• Found: 1,500 gallons of chemical weapons

• Found: Roadside bomb loaded with sarin gas

• Found: 1,000 radioactive materials--ideal for radioactive dirty bombs

• Found: 17 chemical warheads--some containing cyclosarin, a nerve agent five times more powerful than sarin

(Excerpt) Read more at humaneventsonline.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bookreview; disinformation; hideandseek; iraq; miniter; prewarintelligence; wmd
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What, these don't count?

By the way you can get a free chapter of Richard Miniter's book by following the link.

1 posted on 11/09/2005 8:33:56 PM PST by tomnbeverly
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To: tomnbeverly
USA Today: 12/3/2003:, Canoe, news
On another issue, UNMOVIC said advanced testing and analysis had indicated that the strain of anthrax found on R400 bombs that Iraq declared that it unilaterally destroyed was the same strain that it had earlier declared to have weaponized.
2 posted on 11/09/2005 8:36:00 PM PST by cgk (Card-Carrying, Dues-Paying Member of the VCBC {Vast Conservative Base Conspiracy})
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To: tomnbeverly

1,500 gallons of chemical weapons?!?!? Where is Rush, Sean, Laura, Tony, ANYBODY on this!!!???


3 posted on 11/09/2005 8:36:07 PM PST by guitar Josh
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To: tomnbeverly
Contrary to ongoing reports by mainstream media outlets.....

I can understand the MSM's reluctance to report such news, but how about the Pentagon and the WH?

4 posted on 11/09/2005 8:36:25 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: tomnbeverly

This White House must have the worst PR ever.


5 posted on 11/09/2005 8:37:10 PM PST by guitar Josh
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To: cgk
Imagine Saddam giving enriched uranium to Al-Qeada and other terrorist scumbags for use in dirty bombs. Then imagine the tens of thousands that would die from sickness.

Now I ask the liberals, is the Iraq war still not worth it?
6 posted on 11/09/2005 8:37:40 PM PST by motorcity70
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard; Peach; backhoe

*ping*


7 posted on 11/09/2005 8:37:44 PM PST by cgk (Card-Carrying, Dues-Paying Member of the VCBC {Vast Conservative Base Conspiracy})
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To: tomnbeverly

Someone needs to get on this mooey pronto. (Or whatever that turn of phrase is.)


8 posted on 11/09/2005 8:38:06 PM PST by pollyannaish
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To: Temple Owl

ping


9 posted on 11/09/2005 8:38:32 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: tomnbeverly

WMD BUMP!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 11/09/2005 8:38:39 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: tomnbeverly
Saddam need to be taken out, the long argument over WMD's is irrelevant as far as I am concerned.

Syria, Iran, and North Korea are on my list too.
11 posted on 11/09/2005 8:40:16 PM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: tomnbeverly; Sidebar Moderator

Did the topics bar break? I had to re-add "Waronterror"... ?


12 posted on 11/09/2005 8:40:36 PM PST by cgk (Card-Carrying, Dues-Paying Member of the VCBC {Vast Conservative Base Conspiracy})
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To: cgk

That is just "wot" in the topics, I believe.


13 posted on 11/09/2005 8:52:41 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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To: tomnbeverly

I've heard of these findings before, buried deep even on Foxnews.com. Never saw any of these in the liberal media.

This is not new, I'm glad SOMEONE wrote a book about it... Still don't understand the Bush administration's wussy attitude about the liberal press. Grow some George!


14 posted on 11/09/2005 8:53:27 PM PST by wvobiwan (Proud Minuteman Project Volunteer - Secure borders, illegals OUT, no 'guest workers'!)
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To: guitar Josh
This White House must have the worst PR ever.

This White House spends far more effort making America's case to inconvincible savages than it does explaining its actions to decent, loyal Americans.

15 posted on 11/09/2005 8:54:35 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: tomnbeverly

shhhh, it is an illegal war

;)


16 posted on 11/09/2005 8:54:43 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Mr. Mojo

I've posted articles from DOD and DefenseLink on them.


17 posted on 11/09/2005 8:55:42 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: tomnbeverly

If this report is legit

I wonder if these were ever recovered?

http://www.2la.org/syria/iraq-wmd.php



18 posted on 11/09/2005 8:56:34 PM PST by AmeriBrit (I BELIEVE CONGRESSMAN CURT WELDON.)
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To: guitar Josh

I think a lot of it has to do with the way the press treats them. Its like they gang up and treat everything with pessimism distain... i.e., GWB holds press conference on up to date stats in Iraq... Reporters shrug it off and ask if he is going to fire Rove because of the Plame issue or some such nonsense. It is way past time for the President to start going directly to the people.


19 posted on 11/09/2005 8:59:28 PM PST by tomnbeverly ("Our Military are fighting terrorists in Iraq, so we do not have to face them here at home")
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To: tomnbeverly

I posted a theory long ago, after the WMD search started to look like it was going south... it goes like this:

Iraq was said to have something like 10,000 munition depots. So many that locating and clearing all of them would take years, even with massive manpower allocated to the task. Chem and Bio facilities can be quite small and can be hidden just about anywhere.

The last thing we would want would be for it to be common knowledge that there are various chem or bio weapons stashed around the place easy for the pickin'. It would become some kind of sick race against Al Queda to see who could find them first.

But spread the news, and take the PR hit, that there is nothing being found... and it buys time.

Just a thought. Maybe just wishful thinking, but it sure connects all the dots.


20 posted on 11/09/2005 9:09:24 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: Ramius

... not to mention the stuff that needs to be found in Syria. Buys time for that too.


21 posted on 11/09/2005 9:10:42 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: tomnbeverly
"What, these don't count?"

Not with the left or MSM. The only thing they would accept would be a row of gleaming nuclear tipped ICBMs and I'm not 100% sure of that.

Norman Podhoretz wrote a good piece linked below showing how any statement of the President on Iraq is portrayed as a lie, when in fact it is the portrayal that is the lie.

Who Is Lying About Iraq?

They overlook massive truck traffic to Syria prior to the war, when nothing other than tranfer of proscribed materials could explain the traffic.

22 posted on 11/09/2005 9:11:42 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: tomnbeverly

And just to make sure that Dimocrats don't claim that his is somehow just a GOP version of the facts, they might want to check the 9/11 Commission testimony of one Patrick Fitzgerald who stated that in his investigation into the blind sheik he had uncovered evidence of contacts between Saddam and Al Qaeda and believed that they were trying to come up with some operations against us. Somehow, the Dims want to deny reality.


23 posted on 11/09/2005 9:13:33 PM PST by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: guitar Josh

The MSM immediately upon these WMD being found in Iraq dismissed them as not being "stockpiles." If you were Bush wouldn't you eventually give up trying to make liars tell the truth. They won't do it.

Bush does not have decades of goodwill built up by appearing on Death Valley Days and in the movies. So if I am Bush, I serve out my term doing what I think is right and see what history has to say confident history will judge the economy and foreign policy were sound during my terms.


24 posted on 11/09/2005 9:14:47 PM PST by JLS
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To: bpjam

Apparently a metric ton of WMD is not a 'stockpile' technically. I suppose we still need to apologize to Phil Donohue and Cindy Sheehan since we didn't find the entire 10,000 tons.


25 posted on 11/09/2005 9:15:59 PM PST by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: Ramius

I believe the same thing, and know for a fact that much of our successes in the GWOT are never discussed in the media due to National Security issues. However, our GOP leadership that is aware of such issues need to start smacking the Rats down or they will pay a political price for their silence. If the leadership changes the Rats will be the first to claim success at every opportunity no matter what the impact on National Security is... There has to be a way... Hence the WH PR dillema.


26 posted on 11/09/2005 9:16:02 PM PST by tomnbeverly ("Our Military are fighting terrorists in Iraq, so we do not have to face them here at home")
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To: AZ_Cowboy

Correct. The thread was pulled, then reinstated. Originally, I added the WOT topic to the list of topics. It disappeared, I added it again, thinking it was "broke" ;). I get it now. And am glad it's back.


27 posted on 11/09/2005 9:21:39 PM PST by cgk (Card-Carrying, Dues-Paying Member of the VCBC {Vast Conservative Base Conspiracy})
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To: bpjam

The 'stockpile' problem is another misnomer. Chemical and Bio agents are not the sorts of things that you'd ever want to have a very large amount pre-made at any one time. There are shelf-life issues, but more to the point they have some genuinely non-trivial management and logistics issues. It is most definitely not like storing ordinary high explosives.

Most of the time, you'd prefer to have only a relatively small amount ready to use, and make more as you need it. A little bit goes an extraordinarily long way, and replenishing is quick and easy.


28 posted on 11/09/2005 9:28:38 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: tomnbeverly

None of this will be "News" until a Dimorat is in office...then..."Breaking News"!!!!! She'll be a hero for "getting tough" on terror.....BARF!!!!


29 posted on 11/09/2005 10:10:50 PM PST by FlashBack (When I grow up I wanna be a coWboy.)
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To: guitar Josh
 
"This White House must have the worst PR ever."

I cringe every time I see Scott McClellen.

 

 

30 posted on 11/09/2005 10:19:36 PM PST by HawaiianGecko (Facts are neither debatable nor open to "I have a right to this opinion" nonsense.)
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To: pollyannaish

"muy pronto" - Spanish for "very quick"


31 posted on 11/09/2005 10:26:14 PM PST by pbear8 (France is guilty of regicide)
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To: Mr. Mojo

The White House is dropping the ball on countering media lies at every turn. If the future of our nation wasn't on the line, it wouldn't be such a big deal. But, it is.

I love this President. But I hate what he's letting these lying bastards do to this country.


32 posted on 11/09/2005 10:45:28 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: FlashBack

You got it exactly right. That's the reason Hillary is acting like such a hawk. She's going to finish this job and win the war, with full media support. Then she's going to spend that political capital on turning America into the socialist utopia of her collegiate dreams.

Just like FDR.

It's so obvious, it's frightening.


33 posted on 11/09/2005 10:49:56 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: guitar Josh

They do. Even the military is p.o'd that there isn't a consistant message coming from the Pres. The Communications Office needs to do some reassessment of their communications plan.


34 posted on 11/09/2005 10:51:10 PM PST by GovGirl (Newsweek lied, people died...can we make that into a t-shirt?)
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To: tomnbeverly

bttt


35 posted on 11/09/2005 11:01:12 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Ramius
I think that is a good hypothesis...one has to wonder, WHERE DID THEY GO?? I've been wondering it and frustrated with the hit the adminstration is taking.

The MSM is really dropping the ball on this and it shows they're just lazy--they'll only investigate when it's in their interest. For being suspicious of the current admin, they sure do trust them on this issue re: "I guess we were wrong..."
36 posted on 11/09/2005 11:59:58 PM PST by ElderEdda
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To: cgk

I'm certain the Today show with Katie Couric will bring Mr. Miniter on for an interview. < \horsecrap>


37 posted on 11/10/2005 1:58:57 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: motorcity70

Unfortunately, to Liberals, Pacifists, America-Haters and Appeasers (Which pretty much encompasses the entire left side of the political spectrum) there is no reason to fight...ever. Which explains why they are always cutting military spending.

They think the job of the President is to safeguard the lives of our military. Conservatives generally understand that the job of the military is to safeguard the lives of our citizens as a tool of national policy.


38 posted on 11/10/2005 3:54:17 AM PST by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: Ramius
There are shelf-life issues, but more to the point they have some genuinely non-trivial management and logistics issues. It is most definitely not like storing ordinary high explosives.

An excellent point. And, I like the way you casually refer to "ordinary" high explosives. I tend to treat 'em that way, too. /smile

39 posted on 11/10/2005 3:57:58 AM PST by Hardastarboard
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To: FlashBack
None of this will be "News" until a Dimorat is in office...then..."Breaking News"!!!!! She'll be a hero for "getting tough" on terror.....BARF!!!!

I agree except for one thing. We HAVE to stop talking as though a Hillary presidency is inevitable. It isn't. Talking as though it is only helps her.

40 posted on 11/10/2005 5:40:22 AM PST by alnick
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To: FlashBack

P.S. Love your tag line!


41 posted on 11/10/2005 5:40:49 AM PST by alnick
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
If the future of our nation wasn't on the line, it wouldn't be such a big deal. But, it is. I love this President. But I hate what he's letting these lying bastards do to this country.

That's EXACTLY what I was just sitting here thinking. If the stakes weren't so high, I'd throw up my hands and go back to being oblivious to politics and say if the American people want to gobble up what the MSM feeds them, then they deserve what they'll get.

Problem is, if the democrats manage to regain power, we'll be looking at a replay of what France is going through right here...or much worse.

42 posted on 11/10/2005 5:44:41 AM PST by alnick
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To: cgk

Thanks for the ping; added to my general Iraq file (as opposed to my Iraq/AQ file which is bookmarked under my links). The left just can't admit the truth.


43 posted on 11/10/2005 5:55:15 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: alnick
I was reading a very interesting / scary scenario of a Warner run for '08 earlier...I'll try to find it a post a link.
Is there a way to make the "W" in my tagline BOLD??
44 posted on 11/10/2005 5:37:29 PM PST by FlashBack (When I grow up I wanna be a coWboy.)
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To: alnick
Here's the Warner '08 link: Warner'08
45 posted on 11/10/2005 5:44:55 PM PST by FlashBack (When I grow up I wanna be a coWboy.)
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To: tomnbeverly
richard miniter bump!

Historian massages clinton numbers, ego + legacy at revisionist confab

46 posted on 11/11/2005 12:38:50 AM PST by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
It's so obvious, it's frightening.

That deal was sealed years ago. Bush got 8 because Hillary will get 8. After all, Kerry conceded when the dimwit sheeple thought he would fight like Gore tried. Its the oligarchy. That is why Bush is playing a PR wimp. Do you really think he can not handle these MSM dimwits, but can handle Saddam the Butcher ? My guess is to finish this off, it will require a draft. Thus Hillary. Will also help that any big time troop loss (WMD when we invade Syria) can be blamed on the first US women Pres. IMHO (note - I am a registered Libertarian so technically "I'm a Loser" and I don't have to play the Oligarchy's game).

47 posted on 11/11/2005 3:52:13 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Mia T

I dont care how many books there are Unless Bush starts calling the likes of Reid ,pelosi Kennedy ,rockefeller,Boxer The news media LIARS ,and Starts defending the troops and the country he Represents all the Brave men and women paying the ultimate price will have done it in vain .The stench of a Vietnam peace with honor mess is in the air with the coward republicans in the congress


48 posted on 11/11/2005 4:03:07 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: tomnbeverly
I seem to recall Neal Boortz reporting that they had also found chemical warheads and the chemicals to make nerve gas, but since they weren't mixed, they "didn't count." Many modern nerve agents are binary weapons, where the components are kept seperate, as they're relatively harmless (far less toxic than the nerve agent itself) to handle, and it's not until the weapon is actually being used that the components are mixed, creating the nerve agent.

Mark

49 posted on 11/11/2005 4:15:55 AM PST by MarkL (I didn't get to where I am today by worrying about what I'd feel like tomorrow!)
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To: wvobiwan

The white house has not once said, "WE FOUND WMD!" If they ever did, it would completely justify what we are doing there. Unfortunately, because he hasn't said it, EVERYONE thinks what we are doing is totally un-justified.


50 posted on 11/11/2005 7:52:28 AM PST by SFC Chromey (We are at war with Islamofascism)
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