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Lots more weapons missing in Iraq, including some WMD

by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / October 31, 2004 5:54 AM PST
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Interesting, but where was the UN in 12 years?
by TONI H / October 31, 2004 6:09 AM PST

>>>>>Bunker 2 at Muthanna State Establishment, once Iraq's central chemical weapons production site, was put under U.N. inspectors' control in early 1991 after it was heavily damaged by a U.S. precision bomb in the first Gulf War. At the time, Iraq said 2,500 sarin-filled artillery rockets had been stored there.

The U.N. teams sealed up the bunker with brick and reinforced concrete, rather than immediately attempt the risky job of clearing weapons or remnants from under a collapsed roof and neutralizing them.>>>>>

If these are considered to be WMD, wasn't it the UN's responsibility to get rid of this stuff LONG before we showed up 12 years later, Dave?

TONI

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Funny how few responses this has gotten !!
by Ziks511 / October 31, 2004 8:34 AM PST

But not unexpected.

Rob Boyter

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just as manny as where kerrys papers huh alls fair huh
by Mark5019 / October 31, 2004 8:42 AM PST

but since kerrys got less than an honerable discharghe will let u prove diferent.
when are you gonna answer that?

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What kind of comment were you looking for?
by Bill Osler / October 31, 2004 10:30 AM PST

There were a lot of weapons.

Some of them "went missing"

Some of the missing weapons are being used against us.

You were expecting an absolutely perfect performance from the US forces? We are at war. Commanders make their best judgment regarding each security situation. Sometimes their judgment is wrong. It happens. Those lapses do not, by themselves, mean anything in particular about the legitimacy of the war, the conduct of the war, or the outcome of the war. Even so, I do not doubt that we will continue to see an unending stream of posts about every failing, real or imagined, in the conduct of the war.

It is altogether too easy to second guess the decisions the military made. I'd rather not engage in that kind of second guessing. I do not mean to make light of the errors the military made. They were grave errors, but the commanders in question are human and perfection is an unreasonable standard to expect. A list of the errors made in the execution of any previous war by any country in history would undoubtedly be lengthy.

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I recently heard an accounting of a conversation with
by Kiddpeat / October 31, 2004 10:41 AM PST

some marines. A visitor was taken to a school which was stacked to the ceiling with weapons and explosives. The marines had a problem. If they tried to move the weapons, they would be ambushed with a very dangerous cargo. If they blew them up in place, the entire neighborhood would be destroyed. So, they were forced to let them sit.

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LOL
by C1ay / October 31, 2004 9:43 AM PST

First you claim there were no WMD and then you say they were looted. Care to speculate how many weapons disappeared before we got there? Maybe if the U.N. had enforced it's resolution on inspector's years ago there wouldn't be anything to discuss on this issue now. Of course we all know that you'll not ever claim that Clinton should have stuck to his guns on the inspectors when Saddam thru them out since you can only find fault with Bush. What a hypocrite!

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I thought there were no WMDs. Now there are? So President
by Kiddpeat / October 31, 2004 10:36 AM PST

Bush was right to begin with! Glad you guys are finally ready to admit that we needed to invade Iraq.

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(NT) (NT) So now you say there WERE WMD??? Make up your mind!
by Evie / October 31, 2004 2:44 PM PST
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