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Monday, March 14, 2005

WMD Sites "Looted"

Now wait a minute. I thought "Bush lied, people died."

Dr. Araji said equipment capable of making parts for missiles as well as chemical, biological and nuclear arms was missing from 8 or 10 sites that were the heart of Iraq's dormant program on unconventional weapons. After the invasion, occupation forces found no unconventional arms, and C.I.A. inspectors concluded that the effort had been largely abandoned after the Persian Gulf war in 1991.

Dr. Araji said he had no evidence regarding where the equipment had gone. But his account raises the possibility that the specialized machinery from the arms establishment that the war was aimed at neutralizing had made its way to the black market or was in the hands of foreign governments.

"Targeted looting of this kind of equipment has to be seen as a proliferation threat," said Gary Milhollin, director of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, a private nonprofit organization in Washington that tracks the spread of unconventional weapons.

Dr. Araji said he believed that the looters themselves were more interested in making money than making weapons.

You can't have it both ways. If the weapons were "looted" then they had to be there. But the MSM has worked hard to make us believe they were never there. Our hapless intelligence agencies concurred., after the fact. Do I hear an apology out there. How about an admission from the left that they were wrong? I won't hold my breath.

By the way, targeted "looting" implies someone knew what was there ahead of time. Dr Araji has no evidence of where the nonexistent weapons have gone. Can you say Syria? How about Bekaa Valley, home of terrorist training camps for decades?

One more thing. Looting implies mobs. This was targeted and done with great skill. There was no mob involved, but an organized effort to move WMD. There is speculation that much of this movement of WMD occurred during the time spent battling our "allies" in the UN.

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