Alex's Outlook

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Surprise, surprise

A week or so ago a few inquisitive Danes generated a ruckus when they announced that they had found some Iraqi artillery shells with a blister-agent chemical weapon. Lo and behold, the claim has turned out to be false, just like all the ones before it.
After a 16-man team from the Iraqi Survey Group (search) was sent to the scene to examine the mortar shells, tests of five of them yielded no traces of chemical agent, a Danish military official told Fox on Wednesday.

Even if the shells had had any WMD, it wouldn't have done Bush any good. The shells were more than ten years old, probably from the Iran-Iraq war when the U.S. tacitly sanctioned Iraq's use of chemical weapons against massive waves of virtually untrained Iranian troops.


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