Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New York Slime, and WMD

"The United States had gone to war declaring it must destroy an active weapons of mass destruction program. Instead, American troops gradually found and ultimately suffered from the remnants of long-abandoned programs, built in close collaboration with the West."
[...] Five years after President George W. Bush sent troops into Iraq, these soldiers had entered an expansive but largely secret chapter of America’s long and bitter involvement in Iraq.

From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule.

In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs, according to interviews with dozens of participants, Iraqi and American officials, and heavily redacted intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Blahblahblah

The New York Times once more  is too cute by half.  After agreeing in near unanimity with President Bush's argument that
A leaked memo from the office of West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller urges fellow Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to use its probe into Iraq war planning as a staging ground to beat President Bush. It calls for an independent investigation of the president next year, timed for maximum negative impact on Mr. Bush's re-election effort.
Saddam Hussein had stores of WMD, Democrats suddenly pretended they hadn't. WTF?   The (treasonous) Rockefeller memo is one example of the DEM's new strategy; disagree and confront Bush over everything he does in the War Against Terror, or get steamrolled by the GOP in the coming elections.  

The New York Times was a willing messenger.  As a result, every comedian would need only mention "Bush" and "Weapons of Mass Destruction" in the same sentence to bring the house down. So now the Times are reporting on Saddam's WMD
that ever existed.  Do they  at least reference their error?  No, they  blame  Bush and Rumsfeld for keeping silent about the WMD they discovered in Iraq!

There is a reason why polls conducted with knowledgeable Americans show that 87% agree that, had the 9-11 Islamos instead crashed planes into the New York Times building; Rockefeller Center, and  Democrat Party H.Q.; nobody would have much cared.


Anonymous said...

That was excellent Rog. Funny how history repeats itself. In 1993 I sat in the Medical Facility in Ft. Leavenworth KS waiting to take a flight physical. I read almost the same article about how we definitely had casualties from the main push in Gulf War one. It was in the freaking Army Times, they said our guys pushed through areas that had been prepped with both sarin and bio weapons. I guess all the guys with Gulf War Syndrome fell off the radar. -Anymouse

drew458 said...

AA+ on the graphic Rog; the ghost (of Saddam) in the (newspaper) machine arises once more.

And while the rare news network (Fox) would mention that some old WMD was found once in a while, they always made like the stuff was about as dangerous as old chewing gum. Until now; let Assad or ISIS get hold of some, and suddenly, what do you know, all that old poison can still kill people in bulk.

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