Let me say quickly that I have long believed that the intelligence passed up to the President was faulty. I accepted it at the time, as did everyone else. Unlike many hardcore Bush-haters and Democrats, I don’t feel President Bush orchestrated any intelligence tampering. Frankly, I don’t think the man is smart enough to conceive of something so despicable. But opinions I’ve heard from more knowledgeable people about Dick Cheney leave me wondering….
Anyway, it appears that about 500 poison gas warheads were recently found in Iraq. Odd how all those weapons inspectors (both from the U.N. and the U.S. Army) missed such a large stockpile. Fortunately, a confidential military source has been semi-quoted as saying the weapons are so old they are probably not useful.
But the point is that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq all along, and for all we know there may be more. This news will (if the truth is lucky) go down as a footnote in the history books. The propagandists will no doubt dismiss it.
After all, we went into Iraq with the reasonable expectation that we would find an active production system, and none was found. All we learned was that Saddam Hussein was a boastful liar and brutal tyrant. We also learned the depths that some Americans will sink to in their pursuit of hate campaigns. But anyone who has spent much time on the Internet knows how Americans can be anyway.
So, yes, Virginia, weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq. We now return you to your regularly scheduled exchange of lies and propaganda by the Democrats, Republicans, and their various partisan supporters.
I can’t wait to see what Lou Dobbs has to say about this…well, maybe I can.
UPDATE: In July 2014 militants fighting for the Islamic State (in Iraq and Syria) seized thousands of these allegedly non-existent chemical weapons that the Iraqi government had been charged with destroying but which remained relatively intact. The Obama administration went on record as saying the materials could no longer be weaponized although previous intelligence reports suggested otherwise.