Monday, May 17, 2004

Quick! Break Out The Gasmasks!

The wingnuts haven't been so gleeful since "Mission Accomplished" Day.

It's being reported that an artillery shell containing Sarin gas was discovered by U.S. troops on a roadside somewhere in Iraq. This "weapon of mass destruction" detonated, but didn't do much mass destruction. Two U.S. soldiers were treated for exposure to the sarin gas and released. Damn, if this were John Kerry who'd been exposed to the gas the wingnuts wouldn't even give him a purple heart for it, and yet they're screaming vindication on WMDs! Pathetic.

This isn't even news. A similar shell containing traces of mustard gas was discovered in Baghdad 10 days ago, as reported by Knight Ridder Newspapers.
The shell was from a “very old stockpile,” and for that reason experts didn't consider it evidence that former dictator Saddam Hussein was hiding illegal stockpiles of chemical weapons, said a senior U.S. official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the matter is classified.
These kinds of reports have been popping up periodically ever since we invaded Iraq.



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