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To: The G Man
Well, that is a great side point... We know Sadam had them, the US sold them, Sadam used them against Iran and the Kurds. But with the condition of the weapons found, it's like finding a straw and a spitwad.

IMHO, There has to be another stockpile. Santorium shouldn't be pressing this as proof to justify the war.

28 posted on 06/22/2006 5:10:42 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Mr. Franklin, what form of customes did you create in Tiajunna? A beeber, Madam, if you can stune it)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
We know Sadam had them, the US sold them.

Actually I think the myth that then US sold them to them originally has been debunked.
85 posted on 06/22/2006 6:01:33 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: Zavien Doombringer

Your "straw and spitwad" argument doesn't hold an ounce of water. Sarin and mustard gasses degrade over time, but; 1)the amount of time needed to degrade the effectivness and lethality of any weaponized chemical agent is decades, not ten years, and; 2) It only took three of these rounds to kill over 5000 Kurds.

Separate the warhead from the shell casing, propellant and fuzing mechanism, and you've got a relatively small package which you can transport anywhere in the world. Let's say that the chemical agents have degraded to 50% effectiveness (impossible given the time since production, but let's use a round figure for argument's sake). If someone detonates just two or three rounds in the American city of your choice, imagine the casualties. Now, imagine that someone is able to detonate them in the air, micronizing the agent and dramatically increasing the area and rate of dispersal. And, let's say that they're able to do it with five warheads... or ten... or twenty.

Are you beginning to grasp the seriousness with which the military handles this threat?


116 posted on 06/22/2006 6:45:36 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU HAVE NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT. Actually, you lack even a legitimate excuse.)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
Well, that is a great side point... We know Sadam had them, the US sold them, Sadam used them against Iran and the Kurds. But with the condition of the weapons found, it's like finding a straw and a spitwad.

IMHO, There has to be another stockpile. Santorium shouldn't be pressing this as proof to justify the war.

So, you would take your family into a room and open all the containers and shells? If they are harmless, why not?

124 posted on 06/22/2006 6:57:04 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
The use of the word "stockpiles" by the pedophile Scott Ritter was most unfortunate.

The emphasis was obviously upon mobility and efficiency in Saddam's weapons program. That is how he managed to so successfully play cat and mouse with the UN inspectors for so long.

If there were "stockpiles" (an important element in the Left's orgasm in perpetuating this argument), even Blix would have found them eventually, as "stockpiles" implies immobility.

As has been pointed out previously, this stuff is lethal, and it doesn't take much to do the job. "Stockpiles", such as they are, are not really necessary for the purposes that Saddam would have chosen to us them for.

The simple fact of the matter is, if the WMD allegation, upon close inspection, proves true, then a major, major point of the Left's campaign against the war, and hence President Bush, totally collapses into desert dust.

Not that that would deter these unrepentant apologists for the bad guys.

CA....
186 posted on 06/22/2006 9:21:17 AM PDT by Chances Are (Whew! It seems I've once again found that silly grin!)
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