Thursday, June 22, 2006

Jesus Christ, dear God, fucking hell, not AGAIN!


"Iran is going to make Jews wear badges!! It's the Holocaust, it's Nazism, it's Hitler, it's ... it's ... well, OK, maybe not real badges or anything ... um ... uh ... OHMIGOD, they finally found WMDs in Iraq!! WMDs!!"

Mother of God, what the fuck is wrong with these people? Is there nothing so jaw-droppingly stupid that they won't swallow it whole?

AND SO IT BEGINS
. The board is set, the pieces are moving ... and moving ...

1/3 MORE STUPIDITY AT NO EXTRA CHARGE
: As is to be expected, the wanks over at Hot Air are all over this story but poster Allah Pundit at least has the grace to be a wee bit skeptical:

[Santorum is] reading from a document about it right now with Pete Hoekstra by his side. The shells allegedly contained degraded mustard or sarin gas. He says they believe there are other shells inside the country that haven’t been found yet.

WMD is WMD, but finding a shell here and there when Iran’s about to get the bomb next door leaves me somewhat ... underwhelmed.

Scroll down, however, for a lengthy list of trackback URLs from the dingbats in their hermetically-sealed echo chambers, wanking themselves into ecstasy over this exciting new "development."

Sometimes, I'm seriously embarrassed by my species. Is it at all possible I was adopted?

JUST TO BE CLEAR. I'm almost embarrassed to type this next part but, what the hell, one can never explain something too often to any Blogging Tories who might stop by.

The "munitions" that Santorum and Hoekstra are so excited about are not a "new" discovery in any way. They have been public knowledge since they were described in the "Iraq Survey Group Final Report:"

While a small number of old, abandoned chemical munitions have been discovered, ISG judges that Iraq unilaterally destroyed its undeclared chemical weapons stockpile in 1991. There are no credible indications that Baghdad resumed production of chemical munitions thereafter, a policy ISG attributes to Baghdad’s desire to see sanctions lifted, or rendered ineffectual, or its fear of force against it should WMD be discovered.

Do we understand the above? No, seriously, is that paragraph clear about the fact that everyone already knew about these things back in 2004?

Now, if you want to argue that they sufficiently represent "WMDs" to justify the invasion of Iraq, then fine, make that argument and back it up. But you cannot make the argument that these munitions represent anything "new." This is, quite simply, old news and thoroughly unexciting.

5 comments:

thwap said...

I enjoyed the self-righteous whingings of the right-wingers on those sites.

Harumphing that leftists and other sane people aren't going to apologize for being wrong.

But as it turn's out, it's they who are still wrong. I'll scroll down and see if they say "sorry."

Lone Primate said...

Any sane, objective human being would shit his or her respective pants on learning the width and breadth of weapons of mass destruction (conventional, nuclear, chemical, biological) stocked by Western nations... the information's out there, all you have to do is look for it... But here's the difference. Most of these Third World tinpot dictatorships of which we so haughtily distain hold onto their weapons when they get them. Anglosphere countries go flying around the world using them. Who's the threat to world peace again...?

Lexington said...

Could these people be any more pathetic?

I still remember when they went orgasmic over the discovery of some buried Iraqi jets, convinced that Saddam had a whole military organization -which no doubt would eventually yield a nuclear weapons program- hidden under the sands of Iraq.

Or what about those meterology trailers Bush administration claimed were mobile biological weapons labs? The Bushites publicly stuck to that lie for a full year after it had been discredited by their own intelligence analysts.

There's grasping at straws, but this is getting ridiculous.

Adam said...

It's a shame, really. For a few minutes there we could go back to the "Saddam has WMDs!" excuse for war. It was much more satisfying. Now we have to go back to "spreading democracy" and pretending that WMDs were just a minor point.

Doublethink: you have to really, really practice before you can do it quickly...

Zorpheous said...

These arguements were old, tired, dead and ecaying back in 2004. So why would they bring this up now? Oh right 2006, N-O-V-E-M-B-E-R. Fear sells and we had better fight them in away games than on the home court.

Any republiclowns wantta buy a bridge?