May 17, 2004

"Nonexistent" WMD detonates in Iraq

No web story to link on this yet, but Fox News just aired parts of a live press conference with Maj. Gen. Mark Kimmet discussing an artillery shell that had been rigged as an IED (improvised explosive device). The bad news is that the explosion occurred before it could be disabled. The good news is that the device was poorly rigged and the mixing of two chemical components required to activate the deadly nerve agent did not occur.

Or maybe it didn't release nerve agent because... IT ISN'T REALLY THERE! Yeah, that's it.


Posted by JohnGalt at May 17, 2004 08:45 AM

OpinionJournal's Best of the Web is covering the spin:

This new and dangerous aspect of the war may be a consequence of the American failure to secure hundreds of Iraqi weapons caches and ammunition dumps during the race to Baghdad. There was simply too much stuff and not enough troops.

Too much WMD, no WMD, damn -- it's all Bush's fault!

Posted by: jk at May 18, 2004 04:27 PM
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