Who are you, Ramsey Clark? Where did you check your sense of humor when you clicked on FR today?
posted on 05/28/2006 1:02:26 PM PDT
(If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
Hyperbole is not debate. The point is that dual use can only be verified by inspection and audit. To ban the importation of phosgene, is pointless because it denies how easy it is to produce. To assert that a country with a large ag and chemical base should be incapable of manufacturing phosgene is equally silly. They could simply overheat vinyl to get loads of it. I doubt anyone was suggesting that Iraq under OFF should have been incapable of importing vinyl goods. It's silly, and it's therefore understandable why the UN blew off direct import controls, preferring to audit weapons production and storage.
Thus in no way am I saying that Saddam was no threat to use phosgene for WMD. What I am saying is that blowing off control of its import is not prima facae evidence that the UN is approving of their manufacture.
posted on 05/28/2006 1:11:31 PM PDT
(There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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