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NYT: There Were Thousands of Old WMDs in Iraq
 
10/15/2014 5:35:37 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 62 replies
nationalreview.com ^ | October 14, 2014 11:15 PM | Patrick Brennan
After the U.S. invaded Iraq, American soldiers found, and in some cases were wounded by, thousands of chemical-weapons munitions and the U.S. government has been loath to talk about it, the New York TimesÂ’ C. J. Chivers reports tonight. Soldiers repeatedly uncovered caches of expired or degraded chemical weapons in the country and even had to deal with the munitions being incorporated by insurgents, perhaps unwittingly, into improvised explosive devices. It isnÂ’t quite news that there are non-negligible numbers of chemical weapons left in Iraq, but ChiversÂ’s story suggests they are much more numerous and more widely dispersed than had...
 

George W Bush: Iraq Had No WMDs
 
02/14/2016 5:44:10 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 129 replies
youtube.com ^ | August 21 2006 | GWB
Bush says Iraq had no WMDs, at press conference.
 

A Caller Asks Larry Elder About WMDs
 
01/16/2017 4:25:30 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 73 replies
YouTube ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | Larry Elder
Larry Elder answers a question about an Iraqi top official supporting the idea that Iraq had WMDs and exported the majority of them to Syria. Here are the two sections in my main post dealing with General Sada: ✦ #2 Man -- http://religiopoliticaltalk.com ✦ #2 Man ~ a Second Time -- http://religiopoliticaltalk.com This will be added to the post on WMDs
 

FROM THE ARCHIVES: SYRIA STORING IRAQ'S WMDS
 
05/02/2016 12:12:11 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 23 replies
Frontpage Mag ^ | 5/2/16 | Bill Gertz
The weapons were thereWe are rerunning this piece from our October 29, 2003 issue. It was originally published by The Washington Times.Iraqi military officers destroyed or hid chemical, biological and nuclear weapons goods in the weeks before the war, the nation's top satellite spy director said yesterday. Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper, head of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, said vehicle traffic photographed by U.S. spy satellites indicated that material and documents related to the arms programs were shipped to Syria. Other goods probably were sent throughout Iraq in small quantities and documents probably were stashed in...
 

Bush Lied About WMDs? Trump’s Outrageous Accusation
 
02/15/2016 8:46:46 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 200 replies
THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR ^ | 15 Feb 16 | Paul Kengor
- The Donald parades in a ludicrous left-wing canard. Donald Trump took a page from MoveOn.org in the Republican debate in South Carolina on Saturday night. Speaking of the Bush decision to go to war in Iraq, Trump asserted: “I want to tell you, they lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction. There were none. And they knew there were none.” The “they” means George W. Bush, and (we must assume) basically Bush’s administration and entire security and foreign-policy and intelligence team. Trump’s accusation is outrageous. This is Code Pink/International A.N.S.W.E.R.-type stuff. Is Donald Trump trying to win...
 

Three US Citizens Sentenced For Conspiracy To Start A Revolution Using WMDs
 
08/31/2015 12:16:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
Zero Hedge ^ | 08/31/2015 | Tyler Durden
While the US has had a surge in violence over the past several years, its defining feature was the generally chaotic and uncoordinated nature of each such - usually lethal - act. That changed over the weekend when the FBI announced three US citizens - Brian Cannon, 37, Terry Peace, 47, and Cory Williamson, 29, - were sentenced to 12 years in prison for "conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction in attacks against federal government agencies. The defendants planned to attack critical infrastructure while motivating militia groups in other states to rise up and join them in removing...
 

Stop It, Liberals: Bush Didn’t Lie About Iraq Having WMDs
 
05/19/2015 6:51:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
dailycaller.com ^ | 5/19/2015 | Jamie Weinstein
Liberals, please stop it with the Iraq war lies. There is plenty of criticism that can be leveled against George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003, but he didn’t deliberately mislead the country about Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction (WMD). With the new cool question for 2016 Republican contenders being “knowing what we know now, would you have invaded Iraq,” the debate about pre-Iraq war intelligence has once again come to the forefront. Predictably, some liberals have used the occasion to again trot out the wholly dishonest spin that the Bush administration concocted evidence and pressured the...
 

Bush Didn’t Lie.So Why Did His Admin Sit on the Evidence of Saddam Hussein’s WMDs?
 
10/18/2014 3:10:52 PM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
National Review ^ | October 18, 2014 | DeRoy Murdock
New media accounts — including coverage by NRO’s Patrick Brennan — confirm what I repeatedly have written since the depths of Operation Iraqi Freedom: The late dictator Saddam Hussein did have weapons of mass death, and the United States of America was correct to invade Iraq, find these toxins, and destroy them. Also vital: padlocking this Baathist general store for militant-Islamic terrorism. As I explained on July 17, 2006: While the liberal press gently sleeps, evidence continues to mount that Hussein had WMDs, though perhaps not in quantities that would bulge warehouses. “Since 2003 Coalition forces have recovered approximately 500...
 

Bush Didn’t Lie: But why did his administration sit on the evidence of Saddam Hussein’s WMDs?
 
10/17/2014 7:33:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
National Review ^ | 10/17/2014 | Deroy Murdock
New media accounts — including coverage by NRO’s Patrick Brennan — confirm what I repeatedly have written since the depths of Operation Iraqi Freedom: The late dictator Saddam Hussein did have weapons of mass death, and the United States of America was correct to invade Iraq, find these toxins, and destroy them. Also vital: padlocking this Baathist general store for militant-Islamic terrorism. As I explained on July 17, 2006: While the liberal press gently sleeps, evidence continues to mount that Hussein had WMDs, though perhaps not in quantities that would bulge warehouses. “Since 2003 Coalition forces have recovered approximately...
 

Show This Column to Anyone Who Claims Bush Lied about WMDs in Iraq
 
02/21/2016 5:27:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2016 | John Hawkins
Throughout the Bush years, liberals repeated "Bush lied, people died" like a mantra. That slander wasn't true then and it's not anymore true now that it has resurfaced. There are many legitimate criticisms of the way the Bush Administration conducted the war in Iraq and even more of the way Obama threw away all the blood and treasure we spent there for the sake of politics, but you have to be malicious or just an imbecile at this point to accuse Bush of lying about WMDs. To begin with, numerous foreign intelligence agencies also believed that Saddam Hussein had an...
 

High-Ranking Russian Orthodox Church Rep Objects to Ban on Consecration of WMDs
 
02/25/2020 5:20:10 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
Interfax ^ | 2/25/20
Moscow, February 25, Interfax - Alexander Shchipkov, first deputy chairman of the Russian Orthodox Church's Department for Church, Society and Media Relations, has objected to plans to ban the consecration of certain types of weapons, including weapons of mass destruction. The Russian Orthodox Church's Inter-Council Presence has drawn up a draft document proposing that the consecration of any types of weapons whose use may cause the deaths of "an indefinite number of people," including "indiscriminate weapons and weapons of mass destruction," be banned. "An essential motive of the text of this document, in fact, separates a warrior from his weapon...
 

Trump Wrote Iraq WMDs Were Threat Year Before Bush Took Office
 
02/14/2016 10:17:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
BuzzFeed News ^ | February 14, 2016 | Andrew Kaczynski
Trump's old line about his opposing the Iraq War: "I'll give you 25 different stories." His new line after no one has found proof he actually opposed it: "I wasn't a politician so people didn't write everything I said." Donald Trump offered a new reason for why, after exhaustive searches, no one has found proof he opposed the Iraq War before it began: People didn't write everything he said. The comments are a stark difference from what The Donald said at a Republican debate in September of last year, when said he could provide 25 stories showing his early opposition...
 

S. Korean, U.S. forces hold drill for removing North Korea's WMDs
 
12/17/2017 6:41:11 AM PST · by JP1201 · 10 replies
English Yonhap News ^
SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korean and U.S. forces conducted a joint training last week for infiltrating North Korea and removing weapons of mass destruction in case of conflict, military sources said. The "Warrior Strike" exercise was held at Camp Stanley, located north of Seoul, and other places from Tuesday to Friday, involving hundreds of soldiers from the two sides, they said. The U.S. 2nd Infantry Division said on Facebook on Friday that Gen. Jung Kyung-doo, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, and Lt. Gen. Thomas S....
 

ISIS will 'inevitably' get WMDs, warns former head of British Army nuclear team
 
10/20/2015 9:14:24 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
express.co.uk ^ | 10-19-2015 | MARCO GIANNANGELI
The risk of an improvised nuclear bomb being detonated in a foreign city has “increased substantially” because of tensions with Russia, he claims. Dr Hamish de Bretton-Gordon said the extremist jihadist group already had chemical weapons such as mustard gas and it is “only a matter of time” before it managed to launch an attack capable of destroying a substantial part of a city. Bretton-Gordon, who formerly commanded the British Army’s Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) regiment, gave the stark warning as he addressed the Global Resilience conference in London on Thursday. “Isis have made it known they want...
 

Bush Lied About WMDs? Trump's Outrageous Accusation - ludicrous left-wing canard.
 
02/15/2016 1:35:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 159 replies
The American Spectator ^ | February 15, 2016 | Paul Kengor
[Huge SNIP] Thus, by 2003, President George W. Bush had correctly calculated that Saddam's WMD arsenal, after at least five years of no inspections, was an intolerable, unacceptable risk in the wake of 9/11. This was a fully legitimate fear, with Bush's suspicion of Saddam's stockpiles first informed not by his advisers but, instead, by the media that informed all of us in the 1990s, years before Bush became president. In short, all of that very recent history was forgotten by an emotional, angry, childish political left after our troops didn't find the WMD stockpiles we all expected. Of course,...
 

Donald Trump claims George W Bush lied about WMDs to justify Iraq invasion
 
02/14/2016 5:36:58 AM PST · by Marcus · 105 replies
Blasting News ^ | February 14, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
A truism has developed during the 2016 election campaign that Donald Trump can say the most outrageous things and not have it affect his poll numbers. That principle may be put to a severe test as a result of Trump not only claiming that President George W. Bush lied about Saddam Hussein possessing weapons of mass destruction to justify the Iraq War but also blaming him for 9/11. These claims certainly livened up the debate in South Carolina where George W. Bush is regarded with some reverence
 

Iraqi WMDs Anyone? Washington Post Makes Unfounded Claims Of Iranian Supplies To Insurgencies
 
04/02/2017 8:36:41 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
Moon of Alabama ^ | 02 April 2017
The Washington Post falls back into its 2005 mode of blaming Iran for the capabilities of a local insurgency. This time it is not Iraq where Iran is allegedly providing to insurgents, but Bahrain. Old and debunked claims are hauled up and propaganda from the U.S. proxy Sunni dictatorship is cited as "evidence". It is a top-right front-page story in the Sunday edition and thereby "important". It is also fake news. The headline: U.S. increasingly sees Iran’s hand in the arming of Bahraini militants.The core: The report, a copy of which was shown to The Washington Post, partly explains the...
 

Liz Cheney Skewers Trump for Lying About WMDs, Invading Iraq, Waterboarding, Unwarranted Surveillance, Opening GITMO, Profiting from Halliburton Contracts (satire)
 
11/12/2021 1:13:13 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
muckrakertimes.com ^ | 11/12/21
MANCHESTER, NH—Representative Liz Cheney from Wyoming slammed former President Donald Trump during a Tuesday speech in New Hampshire for “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity.” The anti-Trump congresswoman delivered an address at St. Anselm College. “We’ve never confronted a domestic threat like this in our country ever before,” said Cheney who apparently has never heard of Joe Biden or has ever read a book or newspaper in her life. “A former president is unraveling the foundations of our Constitutional Republic.” “It sickens me that the Republican Party can support a man who lied about weapons of mass destruction for years....
 

Colin Powell Saying He Was Misled Before UN Speech on WMDs (Powell saying he was lied to)
 
02/19/2016 6:25:35 AM PST · by xzins · 273 replies
YouTube ^ | Uploaded: June 12, 2007
aded on Jun 12, 2007 Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, appearing on the June 10, 2007, edition of "Meet The Press," reiterated and expanded on his claim that he was misled by unknown forces in the intelligence community who failed to reveal vital information to him before his infamous February 5, 2003, speech before the
 
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