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Sarin used in Iraq

May 17, 2004
Sarin used in Iraq

I’m sure this will be touted by the wingnuts as proof we were right in invading:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — A roadside bomb containing sarin nerve agent exploded near a U.S. military convoy, the U.S. military said Monday. Two people were treated for “minor exposure,” but no serious injuries were reported.

“The Iraqi Survey Group confirmed today that a 155-millimeter artillery round containing sarin nerve agent had been found,” said Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, the chief military spokesman in Iraq. “The round had been rigged as an IED (improvised explosive device) which was discovered by a U.S. force convoy.

“A detonation occurred before the IED could be rendered inoperable. This produced a very small dispersal of agent,” he said.

The incident occurred “a couple of days ago,” he said.

Wait for the talking points to start quickly on this one.

3 Responses to Sarin used in Iraq

  • yep, on the way to work this morning local talk jocks were slobbering all over this.

  • I like Jesse Taylor’s Two-day Rule (http://www.pandagon.net/mtarchives/002260.html) Considering how often previous “proof” of WMD turned out to be bogus, its worth waiting a couple of days before bothering to muster up the energy to explain to the wingers why they’re full of it (even when the ‘evidence’ is as lightweight as this — heck, it was only a field test, like the ‘mustard gas.’)

  • What an amazing coincidence that the sarin-filled warhead was found immediately after Rummy’s trip to Iraq. Now surely the administration wouldn’t plant evidence,… or would it? Frankly, I would put nothing past Bush & Co. These are the same people who retaliated against Joseph Wilson’s “unpatriotic” act of pointing out that Bush was relying on false intelligence by exposing Wilson’s wife, CIA agent Valerie Plame. (Mr. Bush’s daddy must have forgotten to tell him that that’s a no-no.) Staking the reason for going to war on false evidence is simply a step away from planting evidence, in my opinion. Would they do it? What a great way to get media attention off the Abu Ghraib photos…. What a great way to boost Bush’s approval rating, which is deservedly at an all- time low.