Skip to comments.Miniter's New Book : "Disinformation" WMD's Found In Iraq
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 ...
By the way you can get a free chapter of Richard Miniter's book by following the link.
1,500 gallons of chemical weapons?!?!? Where is Rush, Sean, Laura, Tony, ANYBODY on this!!!???
I can understand the MSM's reluctance to report such news, but how about the Pentagon and the WH?
This White House must have the worst PR ever.
Someone needs to get on this mooey pronto. (Or whatever that turn of phrase is.)
Did the topics bar break? I had to re-add "Waronterror"... ?
That is just "wot" in the topics, I believe.
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!
This White House spends far more effort making America's case to inconvincible savages than it does explaining its actions to decent, loyal Americans.
shhhh, it is an illegal war
I've posted articles from DOD and DefenseLink on them.
If this report is legit
I wonder if these were ever recovered?
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.
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.
... not to mention the stuff that needs to be found in Syria. Buys time for that too.
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.
They overlook massive truck traffic to Syria prior to the war, when nothing other than tranfer of proscribed materials could explain the traffic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
"muy pronto" - Spanish for "very quick"
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.
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.
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.
I'm certain the Today show with Katie Couric will bring Mr. Miniter on for an interview. < \horsecrap>
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.
An excellent point. And, I like the way you casually refer to "ordinary" high explosives. I tend to treat 'em that way, too. /smile
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.
P.S. Love your tag line!
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.
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.
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).
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
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.