Archive for August, 2012
BAGHDAD (AP) — Britain will help the Iraqi government dispose of what’s left of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons, still stored in two bunkers in north of Baghdad, the British embassy in Baghdad announced Monday. …
Really? They found Saddam’s chemical weapons? Shouldn’t that be news?
… Saddam stored the chemical weapons near population centers so that he could access them quickly, despite the danger to his civilian population. Most of Iraq’s chemical weapons were destroyed by military forces in 1991 during the first Gulf War or by U.N. inspectors after the fighting. …
So the UN knew about them? And didn’t bother mentioning that fact? Uncanny.
… The head of the Iraqi National Authority, Mohammed Al Sharaa, said the remnants “represent a great challenge to the Iraqi experts to safely dispose.” He called the agreement with British authorities “a good opportunity for Iraqi experts to benefit from the well-known expertise of U.K. experts.” British Ambassador to Iraq Simon Collis said Britain is glad to assist in what he called “this difficult and dangerous task.” (H/T: IMAO)
When does Bush get his apology?