Say, Remember Those Chemical Weapons Saddam Hussein Didn’t Have?

Posted on August 6, 2012 7:09 pm

The Brits are helping to clean them up:

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.

So… what are the chances we’ll get an apology from the liberal media?

Well.

That answers THAT question.

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UPDATE: Linked by Doug Ross

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7 Responses to “Say, Remember Those Chemical Weapons Saddam Hussein Didn’t Have?”

  1. Jimmy says:

    Zero.

  2. zzyzx says:

    ‘Bout the same as hell freezing over.

  3. Jeff says:

    Actually the “liberal media” did apologize.

    On 3-23-03 Fox news reported in the banner on TV “HUGE CHEMICAL WEAPONS FACTORY FOUND IN SO IRAQ…. REPORTS: 30 IRAQIS SURRENDER AT CHEM WEAPONS PLANT…. COAL TROOPS HOLDING IRAQI IN CHARGE OF CHEM WEAPONS.” And the very next day…the Jerusalem Post announced in a front-page headline…”U.S. Troops Capture First Chemical Plant.” Similar stories emerged from NPR’s morning edition news and ABC’s World News Tonight.

    Fox News was the first to issue a quiet apology for the previous day’s headlines by issuing a statement that the factory was dormant.
    Despite the military insisting that nothing was found, the story carried on for several days as big headlines by the world’s media. Clearly the news of chemical weapons being found was so big the networks felt that the truth of the weapons actual non existence was inconsequential.

    The truth is that everybody believed they existed. They had to exist to prove we invaded that country for good reason. We all wanted to find them so clearly the frustration of not finding them created this kind of news reporting chaos. The media wasn’t hiding the existence of WMDs in Iraq, in fact just the opposite; they were frustrated by the inability to find them. They excitedly reported on them even when the Bush administration sheepishly rescinded their previous statements…”no, nothing yet, sorry, still looking.”

    If you look there are lots of stories of finding chemical weapons in Iraq, even some that were made after the invasion. The perception by some people that the “liberal media” was hiding the truth here is more the result of the frustration by the American people in the military’s inability to uncover the huge stashes of WMDs Bush had promised us in a timely manner rather than any intentional conspiracy to cover up the truth.

  4. kevin barry says:

    WMD’s included (by U.N. definition) all the components of chemical and biological weapons programs. All the documents, all the facilities, all the recipes, all the chemicals that would be combined.
    By this legal definition, there were many thousands of WMD components that were seized. The “argument” about WMD’s has been a load of BS since BEFORE the invasion. Only a fool or a democrat (but I repeat myself) still believes there were no “WMD’s” found.

  5. Harvey says:

    Bush never said Saddam had WMD’s.

    Read the SOTU:

    http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2003-01-29/news/0301290239_1_education-reform-economy-grows-fellow-citizens/6

    He said that Saddam had the materials to make them, that Saddam did not account for those materials to UN weapons inspectors, and Saddam gave no evidence that those materials had been destroyed.

    A sane person would ask “where did that stuff go”.

    Anti-war liberals just said “it was never there”.

  6. Cleaning Up the Weapons that Didn’t Exist « Robomonkey's Blog links:

    [...] So the UN knew about them? And didn’t bother mentioning that fact? Uncanny. … The head of the Iraqi National Authority, Mohammed Al Sharaa, said the remnants “represent a great challenge to the Iraqi experts to safely dispose.” He called the agreement with British authorities “a good opportunity for Iraqi experts to benefit from the well-known expertise of U.K. experts.” British Ambassador to Iraq Simon Collis said Britain is glad to assist in what he called “this difficult and dangerous task.” (H/T: IMAO) [...]

  7. Stevie says:

    How much of Saddam’s WMD was sent into Syria. We know some was but to what extent? Also what about the tons of yellowcake discovered?

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