Saturday, June 21, 2014

Did The CIA Lie About WMDs In Iraq?

Remember back in 2005 when an official CIA report said there were no weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq?

“After more than 18 months, the WMD investigation and debriefing of the WMD-related detainees has been exhausted,” wrote Charles Duelfer, then the CIA's top weapons inspector.

Liberals and the main stream media used this information to attack George W. Bush as a liar and a war monger. They called for his head, his impeachment, and for him to tried as a war criminal. They called him stupid, which I found rather funny since according to their logic, a stupid man got Congress to vote to go to war. If he was so stupid what did that say about Congress?

Interestingly, just a few days ago ISIS terrorists took control of "Saddam Hussein's premier chemical weapons facility" and the Wall Street Journal says there are still old chemical weapons there.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Sunni extremists in Iraq have occupied what was once Saddam Hussein's premier chemical-weapons production facility, a complex that still contains a stockpile of old weapons, State Department and other U.S. government officials said.
U.S. officials don't believe the Sunni militants will be able to create a functional chemical weapon from the material. The weapons stockpiled at the Al Muthanna complex are old, contaminated and hard to move, officials said.
So how, exactly, did those weapons get there when the CIA said there were none? More from the WSJ:

During the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, Hussein used the Muthanna complex to make chemical weapons, including sarin, mustard gas, and VX (a nerve agent), according the Iraq Study Group, which conducted the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in the aftermath of the war.
The Iraq Study group did find chemical munitions at Muthanna but determined that inspections by United Nations Special Commission, or Unscom, had ensured the facility was dismantled and remaining chemical stocks militarily useless and sealed in bunkers.
"Two wars, sanctions and Unscom oversight reduced Iraqi's premier production facility to a stockpile of old damaged and contaminated chemical munitions (sealed in bunkers), a wasteland full of destroyed chemical munitions, razed structures, and unusable war-ravaged facilities," the Iraq Study Group's 2004 report concluded.
So did the CIA simply overlook the weapons that were there or did they mislead the American public by saying "there are no WMDs" because they were sealed in bunkers? Sealed or not, if they were there Bush was correct and the liberals and main stream media owe him and the rest of us an apology.

Notice they (the liberals and main stream media) aren't saying much about the weapons that may still be there. And if they do it's as if all the denial never took place. I read an article yesterday that said "any residual chemicals at the plant would be impossible to use because they are believed to have been sealed under concrete or rendered unusable by international forces about a decade ago." That would be in 2004, when the CIA inspectors were looking for them. Did they have them sealed and lie to the public? Why isn't the main stream media all over this demanding answers from the CIA? 

Wait - what am I saying? The main stream media try to prove Bush told the truth? In the words of the late, great Buddy Holly..."That'll be the day."

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