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Oh, Those Chemical Weapons April 17, 2006

Posted by nukemhill in WoT.

Here's an article in The American Thinker from a couple of years ago that asks questions I've been wondering about myself.  I don't have time to go into great detail (maybe later, after I've had a chance to digest the nuggets), but the author is asking about how the Iraqi Survey Group (ISG) could possibly ignore all of the pesticides that have been found, interestingly enough, around several Iraqi military bases.  Money quote:

Another find occurred around the northern Iraqi town of Bai’ji, where elements of the 4th Infantry Division (Mech) discovered 55-gallon drums of a substance that mass spectrometer testing confirmed was cyclosarin and an unspecified blister agent.  A mobile laboratory was also found nearby that could have been used to mix chemicals at the site.  And only yards away, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, as well as gas masks were found.  Of course, later tests by the experts revealed that these were only the ubiquitous pesticides that everybody was turning up. It seems that Iraqi soldiers were obsessed with keeping their ammo dumps insect-free, according to the reading of the evidence now enshrined by the conventional wisdom that “no WMD stockpiles have been discovered.”

I honestly don't know what to say.  This has been bugging the crap out of me ever since the war started.  How the ISG could be ignoring such obvious evidence is really beyond me, except that either someone was bought off, or there is some major ass-covering going on.  I know why the press has been ignoring it, but why the ISG?



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