June 22, 2006
by: jovial_cynic
Fox News recently posted about Sen. Rick Santorum's press conference, where he stated that weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq, citing an official government document that strings together a bunch of vague key points about the situation in Iraq.

It turns out that not even the Pentagon agrees with Santorum, stating that "The chemical weapons that have been recovered by US forces in Iraq were all made before the 1991 Gulf War and were too degraded for their intended use."

Furthermore, the Defense Department flatly denied that Santorum had any clue about what he was talking about:

Fox News' Jim Angle contacted the Defense Department who quickly disavowed Santorum and Hoekstra's claims. A Defense Department official told Angle flatly that the munitions hyped by Santorum and Hoekstra are "not the WMD's for which this country went to war."

Santorum should probably have listened to Bush back in 2004 when the president publically stated that comprehensive reports already proved that Iraq had no WMDs. Bush was talking about this report:

"While a small number of old, abandoned chemical munitions have been discovered, ISG judges that Iraq unilaterally destroyed its undeclared chemical weapons stockpile in 1991," the Iraq Survey Group reported in 2004. "There are no credible Indications that Baghdad resumed production of chemical munitions thereafter, a policy ISG attributes to Baghdad's desire to see sanctions lifted, or rendered ineffectual, or its fear of force against it should WMD be discovered."

Of course, Bush continued to state that the war was a good idea, because Saddam could have built weapons in the future.

Of course.
np category: politics


Luke said:
you will pay
June 22, 2006

jovial_cynic said:
June 22, 2006

Tim said:
we're all paying already
June 23, 2006

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