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Iraq had weapons of mass destruction
The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2013 | JEFFREY DISSELL

Posted on 05/16/2013 2:42:39 PM PDT by TBP

In 2003, American soldiers stepped into a bunker in Iraq that was filled with drums, each of which was labeled with a chemical warning in Arabic, along with the international chemical-warning symbol. In May 2004, American soldiers in Iraq, as publicly reported by multiple news agencies, including NBC, were attacked using an improvised explosive device that contained the nerve agent sarin. Artillery shells containing a mustard agent were also found in Iraq in 2004. These are easily discoverable facts, not fantasy.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention both define the sarin nerve agent as an organophosphate, a family of chemicals that happens to include Malathion, a chemical commonly used to control garden and lawn pests. In 2003 and 2004, it was noted throughout the news community that equipment used to produce “insecticide” was widely found in Iraq; in fact, I have photographs of some of that very equipment. I also have a photograph taken in July 2003 of soldiers sitting on an Al Samoud II missile, which was “not there” by order of the United Nations.

“These munitions meet the technical definition of weapons of mass destruction,” according to the commander of the National Ground Intelligence Center. “These are chemical weapons as defined under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and yes … they do constitute weapons of mass destruction,” Army Col. John Chu told the House Armed Services Committee in June 2006.

I don’t care who clings to the lie that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but I find that using the lie that there weren’t any as an excuse to validate contemporary political lying regarding Benghazi, Libya, by the Obama left to be morally disgraceful.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; wmd; wmds
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1 posted on 05/16/2013 2:42:39 PM PDT by TBP
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To: TBP

The Clinton administration spent a lot of time documenting the anthrax Iraq had which was labelled a weapon of mass destruction.


2 posted on 05/16/2013 2:45:22 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: TBP

My son, who was in Iraq from summer 2006 to Nov. 2007, with his AO being south of Baghdad, commented about the WMD’s that his brigade had found.


3 posted on 05/16/2013 2:45:24 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: TBP

We know as fact, since the Boston Marathon bombing, that Iraq and Saddam had WMD’s, as much as we know they had access to all kinds of pots and pans.


4 posted on 05/16/2013 2:46:50 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N
Remember the New York Times report that our forces had let some WMDs slip out of a silo they were guarding? If that's true, doesn't that mean there were in fact WMDs there?
5 posted on 05/16/2013 2:49:06 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: C210N

Our satellite intel picked up Russian trucks going to Iraqi weapons silos, loading up, and driving to Syria.


6 posted on 05/16/2013 2:50:21 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP
It wasn't just chemical weapons, but they were working on nuclear weapons, too. Remember, the Israelis flew in to Baghdad and blew up the breeder reactor they bought from the French. Also, the IAEA refused to let the U.S. remove 500 tons of Uranium we found. If you read near the bottom of the article I will link, 1.8 tons had already been enriched.

500 Tons of Uranium in Iraq

7 posted on 05/16/2013 2:52:26 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: SoldierDad

My daughter was in Iraq and said the same. I was working at a newspaper at the time. You think our editor would stop the flow of AP stories claiming there was no such thing even when shown printouts of all the stuff we KNEW (under Clinton) they had?

Hell no! There is more than one reason I ‘used to’ be a reporter.


8 posted on 05/16/2013 2:53:23 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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I remember all of this when it first broke, and then was stunned when the press kept chanting “there are NO WMD’s in Iraq.” If I remember correctly, Bush wasn’t interested in correcting the record at that time, and let the repeated lie stand -— I can’t imagine why?!?


9 posted on 05/16/2013 2:54:13 PM PDT by LTC.Ret (You'd think I would know better than to volunteer!!! www.sendmetocongress.us)
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The "WMD's" went to Syria. Remember the Satellite photo's of the caravan crossing the border?

That was the first meme, Bush let the weapons escape (after Rockefeller tipped of Assad), the second meme was that Bush lied.

Also never forget that the dems pushed for a second IWR so they could "look good"

10 posted on 05/16/2013 2:54:14 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: TBP
The UN inspected WMDs in Iraq and put stickers on them. Some ended up in a scrap yard in the Netherlands. The CIA, UN, Military Intelligence,... knew it and watched them go to Syria and said nothing. Now BHO has to figure out how to say Syria has WMDs to he can bomb them into the stone age.
11 posted on 05/16/2013 2:56:58 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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This author NOT on the list of JOURNOLISTS.

Will wonders never cease ?


12 posted on 05/16/2013 3:00:52 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: TBP

A lot of loads went to into Lebanon and the Bekka Valley, most likely to terrorists. Probably pretty unstable by now. Maybe not.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 3:01:26 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: mountainlion
Now BO has to figure out how to say Syria has WMDs to he can bomb them into the stone age.

So someone even worse than Assad can take power -- Al Qaeda.

14 posted on 05/16/2013 3:01:38 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: LTC.Ret
Bush wasn’t interested in correcting the record at that time, and let the repeated lie stand -— I can’t imagine why

"Defending oneself is so unseemly."

15 posted on 05/16/2013 3:05:07 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: TBP

The Ba’ath Parties in Iraq and Syria were both Soviet clients, fully equipped for large scale chemical warfare, with large stockpiles of chemical weapons.

It was pretty common in Iraq for roadside IEDs to include chemical agents, just because the kids could not tell an artillery shell carrying nerve agent from one with High Explosive. Typically, the blast from the other components of the IED would disperse or burn the chemical agent to be combat ineffective. They had mountains of chemical artillery shells, and mountains of imported uranium yellowcake to be secured and disposed of after Sadaam’s fall.

The highest concentration of Anthrax in the wild is on the former battlefields of the Iran/Iraq War - probably just a coincidence.

The only way to construe that there were no WMDs in Iraq is to only count assembled nuclear weapons as WMDs.


16 posted on 05/16/2013 3:05:48 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: TBP

nnnNNNNNOOOOOOO!!!!!!

That lying liar Bush LIED! And people DIED!!!
There CAN’T be WMDs!!! Bush was LYING to get rich on OIL!!!

...sorry folks, I might dress as a libtard for Halloween and was just practicing...

Gotta go wash my mouth out now...


17 posted on 05/16/2013 3:06:49 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: DocRock

They did finally auction off the Yellowcake around 2008 to a Canadian mining company.


18 posted on 05/16/2013 3:09:23 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: Jeff Chandler

LOL!


19 posted on 05/16/2013 3:12:38 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins
General Sada, Saddam's No.2 Airforce officer claims WMDs in Syria
20 posted on 05/16/2013 3:13:35 PM PDT by eCSMaster ("God bless Planned Parenthood"- B.H.Obama, 2013)
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