Skip to comments.Symposium: Proving Saddam’s WMDs
Posted on 07/28/2006 5:43:42 AM PDT by unionblue83
Despite the antiwar Left's favorite mantra about how Bush lied regarding WMDs in Iraq, the evidence now proves there were WMDs after all.
According to recent announcement made by Senator Rick Santorum and Rep. Peter Hoekstra , approximately 500 weapons munitions, containing degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent, have been discovered in Iraq since 2003. Saddam, therefore, had the means to put WMDs into terrorists' hands.
So what is the primary significance of these revelations? And why are these developments not front page news in our media? Where are all of Bush's critics who called him a liar? Where are their apologies? And why isn't the administration using this information to legitimize itself?
To discuss these and other questions with us, Frontpage has assembled a distinguished panel. Our guests are:
Michael Ledeen, a resident scholar in the Freedom Chair at the American Enterprise Institute. An NRO contributing editor, he is most recently the author of The War Against the Terror Masters.
Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor and a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He prosecuted the Blind Sheik and his organization for seditious conspiracy in 1995.
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Anyone hear Rick Santorum on with Hannity yesterday afternoon? He seemed to let it slip that the unclassified part of that DOD report indicated the WMD's are still over there.
WMDs and the means to deliver them is a sanction busting action.
A MUST read by anyone interested in Iraq, WMD, the relationship between Iraq/AQ.
Ike - you will definitely want to read this.
Quite disappointing to read about the politics being played by Hoekstra and Weldon; I'd expected better of them both.
I am listening to Rep. Peter Hoekstra on Laura Ingraham show right now.
Joscelyn: "One final point: while there have been investigations into Saddams WMD capability, there has been no rigorous investigation into his terrorist ties. An impartial, bipartisan investigation into that matter is much needed because while Saddams WMD capability may have been overstated in some ways, his ties to terrorism including al Qaeda were drastically understated."
Guess he's not a Freeper.
What is Hoekstra saying?
They are STILL using the mantra "Bush lied". I hear it all the time and most republicans let it go right by them without calling them on it!!
How can a narcissist be wrong?
Oh yes, most have PhD's, therefore, they are smarter than anybody else.
Gosh, I'd sure like to read the rest of this article, but is anyone else having trouble reaching Frong Page? The link just stalls and times out.
Never listen to talk radio, so I didn't, but that's really interesting. It wouldn't surprise me.
Place marker to read a little later.
Me too. I don't think the bigger picture is understood, militarily.
McCarthy: The longer this conversation goes on, the more it becomes clear that the information which has been withheld is vital for prospective as well as retrospective purposes. That worries me as much as it intrigues me.
It actually intrigues me more than it worries me. I totally agree that any vital information is OBVIOUSLY being withheld for many purposes and can only, otherwise, say, "DUH!"
Gaubatz: On July 27, 2006, Senator Rick Santorum was interviewed by Sean Hannity. Senator Santorum announced there have been suspected WMD sites in Iraq that were never inspected since 2003. He went on to say WMD has now been confirmed at some of these sites. Sean Hannity put Senator Santorum on the hot seat. He asked him why have the WMD not been retrieved if it has been confirmed.
Senator Santorum stumbled and could only say the Administration has confirmed WMD is at a location, but could not explain to Hannity why it hasnt been retrieved.
Now for the complete story: I have battled politicians for 3 plus years to have 4 suspected WMD sites searched. I have always said the U.S. need only take my grid coordinates and review satellite images before the war at these sites. The images would reveal WMD being buried at the sites. Finally on 14/15 June 2006 I was able to present the intelligence to the DIA (outstanding organization). We also reviewed some satellite images of the areas.
Hannity had asked Santorum why the U.S. just doesnt retrieve the WMD. The answer is what I have said for years. The satellite images have confirmed WMD was buried at the locations I identified. In order to retrieve the WMD the U.S. must drain sections of the Euphrates River, dig many feet under the riverbed, and then open the concrete bunkers. Not an easy task and very time consuming.
All I can say here, again, is DUH!
This is why it has not yet been retrieved. It will be and Senator Santorum, Congressman Curt Weldon, and Congressman Pete Hoekstra know this. (Can I throw in another, "DUH!", just for the record?) Congressman Michael Burgess (Tx) called me on Thursday, July 27, from his DC office. He recently returned from Iraq as did Congressman Pete Hoekstra. Congressman Burgess asked to meet with me in his Dallas office.
Eventually all of this will be acknowledged by Senator Santorum, Congressman Hoekstra, and Congressman Weldon. We have disagreed on the methods, but I respect these gentlemen and know they will inform the public with the truth.
The big question is why it has taken me 3 plus years to get this done which has put our troops and America in danger? Possibly politics?
The big question is going to remain a big question. But, in no way do I believe it is politics. And I do not for a minute believe that this withheld information is dangerous (in the true sense of the word) to our troops and America. I believe this is a good panel forum and a good exchange of information, however what one or more of these men don't understand is that much of which can not be released for OPSEC purposes. And, for that reason, I will not state any more of my opinions on the subject. Loose lips sink ships.
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