Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Iraq's Chemical Weapons and the New York Times

American troops found chemical weapons in Iraq?


Big news from the New York Times.

No one knew - until now.

That's nuts.

Of course, the Times story doesn't offer any vindication for President George W. Bush.

The discoveries of these chemical weapons did not support the government’s invasion rationale.

After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Mr. Bush insisted that Mr. Hussein was hiding an active weapons of mass destruction program, in defiance of international will and at the world’s risk. United Nations inspectors said they could not find evidence for these claims.

Then, during the long occupation, American troops began encountering old chemical munitions in hidden caches and roadside bombs. Typically 155-millimeter artillery shells or 122-millimeter rockets, they were remnants of an arms program Iraq had rushed into production in the 1980s during the Iran-Iraq war.

All had been manufactured before 1991, participants said.

...In case after case, participants said, analysis of these warheads and shells reaffirmed intelligence failures. First, the American government did not find what it had been looking for at the war’s outset, then it failed to prepare its troops and medical corps for the aged weapons it did find.
This story is released by the Times as Obama is in free fall.


Anything to take attention away from Obama's disastrous handling of ISIS and the Ebola crisis, not to mention the economy and ObamaCare.

Anything to distract from Obama's incompetence and disengagement.

Let's talk about George W. Bush!

Yeah, that's the ticket!

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