Shut up, retard...December 22 2004 at 10:31 AM
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Response to I know what I'm told by the EXPERTS
You didn't even read the Kay Report, excerpts from which I posted the other day. I know, you can't read, but don't claim to be "told by EXPERTS," unless the EXPERTS are coming to your trailer and spelling the words out on your alphabet blocks.
Hans Blix is a total quack, with zero credibility. One day, he admits Hussein had advance warning of every inspection, held up inspectors for hours or days before letting them into sensitive areas, and kept them locked out of many areas altogether...the next day, he's whining about the US "not giving the process enough time." LOL! Only an imbecile would pay any attention to that nattering old tool.
To quote from the Boston Globe's story, which put a check on the rest of the MSM so eager to trumpet Kay's testimony as proof of Bush's incompetence:
... Kay's report was only one summary of WMD findings in Iraq to be released in Washington last week. At about the same time that Kay was on Capitol Hill, an international organization called the Iraq Survey Group, or ISG, was disclosing what its highly-regarded scientists -- many of them former UN inspectors -- had discovered about Saddam's chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons programs. Far from undermining the administration's rationale for war, many of the ISG's findings strengthened it -- decisively.
It found, for example, that Iraqi officials engaged in "deliberate dispersal and destruction of material and documentation related to weapons programs" before, during, and after the war.
It found proof that WMD supplies and facilities had been concealed from UN inspectors, including "a clandestine network of laboratories and safehouses . . . that contained equipment . . . suitable for continuing CBW [chemical and biological warfare] research."
It found "a continuing covert capability to manufacture fuel propellant useful only for prohibited Scud variant missiles . . . that cooperating Iraqi scientists have said they were told to conceal from the UN."
It found, in a grisly echo of Dr. Mengele's sadistic experiments, "a prison laboratory complex, possibly used in human testing of BW agents, that Iraqi officials . . . were explicitly ordered not to declare to the UN."
ISG inspectors interviewed one Iraqi scientist who had hidden in his home "a vial of live C. botulinum Okra B." -- a precursor for botulism toxin, the deadliest poison known. They spoke with a senior Iraqi expert who said Saddam's regime could have produced weaponized mustard gas within two months and Sarin, a lethal nerve agent, within 24 months. And they learned that only the US invasion stopped Saddam from assembling missiles with ranges of up to 600 miles -- far more than the 90-mile range Iraq was allowed.
There is much more, but the ISG's bottom line removes any doubt that Saddam was in flagrant violation of Security Council Resolution 1441: "We have discovered dozens of WMD-related program activities and significant amounts of equipment that Iraq concealed from the United Nations during the inspections that began in late 2002."
In short, what President Bush asserted in his State of the Union address -- "The dictator of Iraq is not disarming; to the contrary, he is deceiving" -- has now been confirmed. The ISG has vindicated the administration's case for war: that Saddam continued to flout the UN's explicit mandates; that his WMD programs had not been dismantled; that he went to elaborate lengths to conceal them; that he intended to resuscitate them fully after sanctions were lifted; and that it was only a matter of time before he used them to unleash another 9/11. That would have meant "a day of horror," as Bush said, "like none we have ever known."
So why did the ISG's highly newsworthy findings get so much less press attention than David Kay's announcement that he hadn't found any WMD weapon stockpiles -- something we already knew anyway? That's a good question. Especially since the Kay report and the ISG report are in fact one and the same.
Yes, it's true: There was only one report last week, not two. Kay is head of the 1,200-person ISG, and he briefed Congress on everything his team has learned to date, not just the failure (so far) to find stores of ready-to-fire WMDs. That failure is puzzling, and it raises tough questions about the quality of our prewar intelligence.
But far more significant was what the Kay/ISG inspectors did find: massive evidence that an unrepentant Saddam was in willful defiance of Resolution 1441 right up to the end. That was the menace Bush repeatedly cited -- the threat he said must be crushed before it grew imminent. Kay's report proves he was right. You wouldn't have known it from the headlines.