I came across this post today in which the author is delighted to report that the New York Times has finally admitted that weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq years ago. He lambasted the NYT, however, for not also admitting that these facts justify Bush going to war in Iraq to save the world from the threat posed by these WMD.
But this is old news. Fox News, for example ran this story on 19, October, 2014:
Al Muthanna was known to be the nerve center of Hussein’s chemical weapons program, which was reportedly aided by western nations long before Operation Desert Storm. An October, 2000, report by the Federation of American Scientists identified it as a testing ground for Anthrax and Ricin. Although the chaos following the fall of Hussein in 2003 would seem to have made it essential that the secret bunker known as Dragon’s Egg be de-commissioned by specially-trained chemical weapons experts, it wasn’t until much later that international leaders took up the issue, according to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Discussions were held in November 2011, hosted by the U.S. in Aberdeen, Maryland, with 38 experts from around the world.
“All experts present during the roundtable agreed that bunker 13 at Al Muthanna represents a special case and that an entry into the bunker would expose personnel to explosive, chemical, and physical hazards,” the OPCW reported. “The potential for an explosion occurring is the most serious factor due to the presence of scattered fuses and warhead components.”
At the time of the Fox News story (there were many others), the MSM was silent, as usual, and conservative bloggers were uniformly touting the news as justification for the actions taken by President G.W. Bush. That’s what passes for politics today. I get it. What I don’t get is why some very important questions were not being shouted from the roof tops and why congressional committees were not clamoring for answers to simple questions like these:
- Why didn’t President Bush make a great fanfare of announcing the discovery of Saddam’s bunkers full of WMD? He was, after all, being pummeled in the media on daily basis and the Democrats were making political hay from the lack of WMD being found.
- Why didn’t Bush destroy, secure, or remove these threats to humanity? That was his reason for going to war with Iraq, was it not?
- How in the hell could President Obama remove all US forces from Iraq without first destroying, securing, or removing these threats to humanity?
- The big question now has to be how many of these chemical and biological weapons have already fallen into the hands of the ISIS?
This humble observer of the asylum we all have to live in believes Presidents Bush and Obama and every Secretary of Defense involved in keeping this secret owe the American public the answers to these questions. WE The People should be demanding answers as to why, after so many years, these WMD are still a threat?
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?