Friday, June 23, 2006

What do you know? WMDs are Found In Iraq!!


WMDs are found in Iraq!! Here are some excerpts from the Fox News article:
"This says weapons have been discovered, more weapons exist and they state that Iraq was not a WMD-free zone, that there are continuing threats from the materials that are or may still be in Iraq," said Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

"It turned out the whole country was an ammo dump," he said, adding that on more than one occasion, a conventional weapons site has been uncovered and chemical weapons have been discovered mixed within them.

Hoekstra and Santorum lamented that Americans were given the impression after a 16-month search conducted by the Iraq Survey Group that the evidence of continuing research and development of weapons of mass destruction was insignificant. But the National Ground Intelligence Center took up where the ISG left off when it completed its report in November 2004, and in the process of collecting intelligence for the purpose of force protection for soldiers and sailors still on the ground in Iraq, has shown that the weapons inspections were incomplete, they and others have said.

"We know it was there, in place, it just wasn't operative when inspectors got there after the war, but we know what the inspectors found from talking with the scientists in Iraq that it could have been cranked up immediately, and that's what Saddam had planned to do if the sanctions against Iraq had halted and they were certainly headed in that direction," said Fred Barnes, editor of The Weekly Standard and a FOX News contributor.

Santorum pointed out that during Wednesday's debate, several Senate Democrats said that no weapons of mass destruction had been found in Iraq, a claim, he said, that the declassified document proves is untrue.

"This is an incredibly — in my mind — significant finding. The idea that, as my colleagues have repeatedly said in this debate on the other side of the aisle, that there are no weapons of mass destruction, is in fact false
," he said."

I was one of those people who never believed they weren't there. I knew the odds were they would eventually turn up, it was only a matter of time! I've already seen amusing responses from liberals explaining this away. Thats all we've heard for years is how Bush lied about WMD's being in Iraq and led us into a war based on lies. Now that we find them there is a deafening silence from the MSM and the liberals say, "Oh, its no big deal." Liberal spin at its finest!! My local paper (The KC Star) has yet to even mention this huge news. If it isn't in Friday's paper I'm writing a letter to the editor.

Others blogging:
Bloviating Zeppelin--Congressman Weldon: There WERE WMD In Iraq!
Suzie--WMD in Iraq Documents Prove it
City Troll--WMDs in IRAQ
Special Agent Utah--Report: Hundreds of WMDs Found in Iraq..

UPDATE:
This is the title of the article in the KC Star on pg. 11 for today: No new evidence WMDs were stockpiled. I'm just shaking my head as I look at it. I'm off to write my letter to the editor.

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