Apparently you missed the report by MSNBC on May 17, 2004 stating that an IED containing the nerve-gas Sarin exploded in Iraq which was targeted at US forces.Originally Posted by Badlywornshoes
Apparently you missed the Associated Press report on April 21, 2003 about the material and equipment that was discovered in Baghdad that is used for the manufacturing of chemical weapons.
Apparently you missed the report in April 2003 on Mustard gas and Cyanide found in the Euphrates River.
And apparently you missed the report of finding stockpiles of Chemical agent Antidotes. Now, why would the Saddam Loyalists' need to stockpile chemical antidotes if they didn't have any chemical weapons?
So did they exist or not? Since UNSCOM reported on the stockpiles being accounted for, I guess the answer is that they did exist. Since they were locked in facilities within Iraq, it is quite obvious that Saddam could gain access to them. This is why it was such a significant thing when he kicked the inspectors out of his country in the late 90s. We should've sought to forcibly remove him from power then.Originally Posted by Badlywornshoes
It was Rumsfeld's attempt at lightning the situation. He uses humor sometimes. But the fact remains that Iraq had WMD in the 80s and 90s. The fact remains that not all of the accounted-for WMD in the 80s and early 90s was accounted for during the middle 90s and late 90s when all the hullaboo of Saddam failing to comply with UN Security Resolutions was beginning to come to a boil, and right before he kicked out the weapons inspectors. While it is true that there have not been stockpiles of nuke-tipped missiles, there have been other forms of WMD found in Iraq.Originally Posted by Badlywornshoes
Then why the need to desert them during the invasion of 2003? If they weren't used for nefarious reasons, why were they obliterated on the inside and left deserted?Originally Posted by Badlywornshoes
In fact a report released by the CIA stated biological-weapons production "is the only consistent, logical purpose for these vehicles". The report also went on to say that no evidence of weapons-grade biological agents were found within the trailers. This is why you see information like what you posted as "truth" - that the trailers were declared NOT for biological weapons. What you are posting is a spin of the truth. They weren't declared NOT for that use, simply that no "stockpiles" were found. But again, the analysts believe that the only purpose of those such vehicles would be for helping in the manufacture of biological agents.
You rely much too heavily on the propaganda from extreme left-wing anti-Bush liberals for your information. You may want to actually try to do some extensive research of your own into what is really happening in the world.