Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Non-Existent Chemical Weapons Still Need Destroying

From Associated Press:

BAGHDAD (AP) — Britain will help the Iraqi government dispose of what's left of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons, still stored in two bunkers in north of Baghdad, the British embassy in Baghdad announced Monday.
The British Defense Ministry will start training Iraqi technical and medical workers this year, an embassy statement said. The teams will work to safely destroy remnants of munitions and chemical warfare agents left over from Saddam's regime. He was overthrown in 2003 following an American-led invasion.
Saddam stored the chemical weapons near population centers so that he could access them quickly, despite the danger to his civilian population.
Most of Iraq's chemical weapons were destroyed by military forces in 1991 during the first Gulf War or by U.N. inspectors after the fighting. The inspections halted just before the invasion.
What happened to "Bush Lied, People Died"?

5 comments:

dearieme said...

O/T but I thought that this might interest you.

http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2012/07/theorising-without-data.html

Clayton said...

Thanks. Just posted a comment over there. Not that it much matters. The mainstream media have decided that it is all about gun control, so all other sources of the problem will be ignored.

Windy Wilson said...

Dearie me,
I recall reading once a number of years ago that the Columbine murderers were prescribed Ritalin, which is an old drug, a kind of speed, used recreationally in the 60's, and one former user from that time said that coming off Ritalin left one in a terribly depressed state.

tkc said...

What happened to "Bush Lied, People Died"?

Obama got elected on the promise of getting the troops out of Iraq. Never mind the fact that Bush had already negotiated the draw down and Obama tried to keep troops there but failed to negotiate an agreement with the Iraqis to do so.

Forward! /faceplant

John Moore said...

Bush Lied, People Died meme is still very much alive.

All over the blogosphere I encounter folks talking about how we were "lied" into the Iraq war.

These folks are impervious to evidence, even though we have very good evidence that the lying was by Saddam Hussein running a ruse to make the Iranians, and us as an aside, believe he had the weapons.

It doesn't matter. Bush lied, they say. Obviously Bush lied. After all, their rigid minds cannot hold any alternative explanation.