And the parade of right-wing gullibility continues unabated as The Strong Conservative weighs in with a post that is almost painful in its cluelessness.
Note first how Mr. Strong describes the report as "declassified" when, as anyone can read, it is in fact quite clearly labelled as "unclassified," with nothing whatsoever to indicate that it represents any astonishing new developments.
But perhaps I'll let Dafna Linzer of the Washington Post (via Glenn Greenwald) blow a gaping hole in Mr. Strong's cluelessness (emphasis added):
[Santorum and Hoekstra] pointed to an unclassified summary from a report by the National Ground Intelligence Center regarding 500 chemical munitions shells that had been buried near the Iranian border, and then long forgotten, by Iraqi troops during their eight-year war with Iran, which ended in 1988.
The U.S. military announced in 2004 in Iraq that several crates of the old shells had been uncovered and that they contained a blister agent that was no longer active. Neither the military nor the White House nor the CIA considered the shells to be evidence of what was alleged by the Bush administration to be a current Iraqi program to make chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.
Last night, intelligence officials reaffirmed that the shells were old and were not the suspected weapons of mass destruction sought in Iraq after the 2003 invasion.
And another Blogging Tory embarrasses his species. Oh, yawn.