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Monday, August 15, 2005

WaPo: Iraqi Chemical Stash Uncovered

Let's see, why did we invade Iraq? To stop production of Weapons of Mass Destruction? So how come when we got there we didn't find any WMD, but now that we've been there awhile production has started up??

Post-Invasion Iraqi Chemical Stash Uncovered:
Cache Could Have Been For Use in Weapons

By Ellen Knickmeyer
Washington Post Foreign Service
Sunday, August 14, 2005; Page A18

BAGHDAD, Aug. 13 -- U.S. troops raiding a warehouse in the northern city of Mosul uncovered a suspected chemical weapons factory containing 1,500 gallons of chemicals believed destined for attacks on U.S. and Iraqi forces and civilians, military officials said Saturday.

Monday's early morning raid found 11 precursor agents, "some of them quite dangerous by themselves," a military spokesman, Lt. Col. Steven A. Boylan, said in Baghdad.

Oh but wait. Isn't this evidence that Saddam was producing WMDs?

Sorry, no. Reading on:
Boylan said the suspected lab was new, dating from some time after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. The Bush administration cited evidence that Saddam Hussein's government was manufacturing weapons of mass destruction as the main justification for the invasion. No such weapons or factories were found.

This article is a must-read. Read, and ponder. Okay, you probably already suspected. But you didn't know.

Invading Iraq has certainly not made anyone safer, except perhaps a few über-moguls of the military-industrial-petroleum complex, who can afford even more bodyguards and more secluded hideaways with all the cash they are stashing from their Iraq-related contracts. Oh yeah, that's right. It's those same über-moguls who are making the decisions now.

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