WMD...that can't be--posted by Tony Garcia on 6/22/2006
ONE of the many reasons for us to be in Iraq was Weapons of Mass Destruction. There were many other reasons but that is the only one the Left seems to remember from the numerous speeches on the matter. As a result the Left has created the notion that Bush should be impeached since there were no WMD found. I have a feeling that the next several days there will be Lefties in overdrive finding every reason, every conspiracy, every fabrication to deny this story.
The United States has found 500 chemical weapons in Iraq since 2003, and more weapons of mass destruction are likely to be uncovered, two Republican lawmakers said Wednesday.Now for a long time I have been saying that WMD were not the highest priority for entering Iraq. I also did not rule out Saddam shipping the WMD to Syria (or in those 3 freighters we heard about leaving Iraqi ports days before we went in but have heard nothing about since). Hell, we gave him enough warning since we wasted so much time with the incompetent and purchased-by-Iraqi-bribes United Nations.
"We have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, chemical weapons," Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said in a quickly called press conference late Wednesday afternoon.
Reading from a declassified portion of a report by the National Ground Intelligence Center, a Defense Department intelligence unit, Santorum said: "Since 2003, coalition forces have recovered approximately 500 weapons munitions which contain degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent. Despite many efforts to locate and destroy Iraq's pre-Gulf War chemical munitions, filled and unfilled pre-Gulf War chemical munitions are assessed to still exist."
So, to ME this is not a big story beyond vindicated on yet on more front our presence in Iraq.