Skip to comments.At last! Have they finally found a 'weapon of mass destruction' in Iraq?
Posted on 02/05/2010 11:32:56 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
They have been searching in Iraq for the past nine years, 10 months and 15 days.
Today, the hard work finally paid off as soldiers found one of those elusive weapons of mass destruction that Saddam Hussein was supposed to have been hiding.
So is it all round to Tony Blair's house for celebratory drinks?
Unfortunately the discovery came just a few days late for the former prime minister, who could have used the extraordinary find as proof he was right about Iraq all along during the Chilcot Inquiry.
But from the looks of the rocket, it would appear unlikely it could be deployed anywhere in 45 minutes, let alone be fired at the UK, as a certain dossier led us to believe.
The bomb is thought to have been buried by Saddam Hussein's regime before the UK and U.S. invasion of Iraq started in 2003.
Iraqi guards were as surprised as the rest of us to discover the 'missile' during an operation in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib suburb.
It is not yet known whether the seven-metre rocket is armed with a warhead.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Here is a copy of my file letter discussing the irrelevancy of WMD position to bringing down Hussein's regime.
Allegedly the war against Hussein was resumed based on his possession of WMDs. Actually, the ceasefire ended and war resumed, because he behaved in material breach of international obligations as reaffirmed in Resolution 1441. Nowhere in Congressional resolutions of 1991, 1998 and 2002, or in U.N. Resolutions 678, 687 and 1441 will you see possession of stockpiles of WMDs as a reason for confronting him with military action. Behavior in terms of threats, evasion, intimidation, and past use, not possession, was always the key. He was to unconditionally accept destruction or removal of all stocks and programs for WMDs and for all missiles over 150-mile range. He was enjoined from committing, supporting or providing safe haven for international terrorism. Bush #1, U.N. and Clinton ignored his continuous material breaches as inspectors resorted to surveillance and investigation to destroy material and programs until Hussein expelled them in 1998.
None of these resolutions were cobbled together like a middle schoolers term paper. Diplomats and politicians laboriously parsed each phrase for clear focus on verbs instead of nouns, behaviors not stockpiles. The U.N.s ultimatum in Resolutions 678 and 1441 authorized disarming Husseins regime through military operations in Iraq to restore international peace and security in the area. U.N. precedent from Korean War ensured the above phrase intended invasion of Iraq. Everyone in the Security Council and Congress understood that a further material breach required ending the ceasefire, and resuming the war authorized by resolution 678.
We telegraphed our intent far enough in advance that Saddam could have hidden the Great Pyramid, had that been the subject of our concern.
In Syria; or Iran; or Pakistan; or Afghanistan; or Azerbaijan; or Turkmenistan; or even Turkey, Jordan or Saudi Arabia.
How brain-dead must people have to be not see the obvious?
funny, I was thinking the same thing. It’s got that Chinese aero shape about it.
Fortunately, we didn't elect the media to safeguard our national security and national safety. We elected presidents and Congresses.
If they failed, seeing that ignorance and incompetene are not prosecuteable crimes, treason is the only alternative.
Apparently the dimocRATS relied heavily upon their brain-dead followers to believe every lie they told about how Bush lied the U.S. into the war in Iraq. And, obviously, it worked well for them.
Iraq WMDs ping.
Every time the subject of the WMDs in Iraq comes up the media reminds me of Danny DeVito’s character in the movie Johnny Dangerously.
Young Lawyer: I’ve got all the evidence to convict Johnny Dangerously.
Corrupt DA: It doesn’t look good.
Young Lawyer: But it’s all here! Fingerprints, eye witness accounts, ballsitics tests, blood samples ...
Corrupt DA: It’s flimsy. It’s never hold up in court. Why don’t you take a vacation?
The precursors to make Chemical Weapons are buried in the Anbar province.
The Bush administration’s PR on this has been so mishandled and drowned in the sea of negativity, that at some point the Democrats’ and media’s constantly moving goal posts of proof of “found WMDs in Iraq” became a long-range 1 month-fresh WMD-armed missiles on a launch pad within 10-mile radius of Baghdad... or something like that.