July 31, 2012

Do we wake or dream?

UK experts to help Iraq destroy chemical residues - Yahoo! News:

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.

The British Defense Ministry will start training Iraqi technical and medical workers this year, an embassy statement said. The teams will work to safely destroy remnants of munitions and chemical warfare agents left over from Saddam's regime. He was overthrown in 2003 following an American-led invasion.

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. The inspections halted just before the invasion.

Iraq is a party to the U.N. Chemical Weapons Convention and must get rid of the remaining material, according to terms of the pact....

Jeeze Louise. First the chumskys told us we shouldn't invade iraq, because millions would be killed when Saddam's WMD's were unleashed. Then they told us "Bush lied," for suggesting that Saddam had WMD's at all. Now this. I give up.

Posted by John Weidner at July 31, 2012 10:42 PM
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