Thursday, June 22, 2006

WMD In Iraq

The news broke yesterday that Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) has been working for the last two and a half months to get papers declassified that showed coalition investigators in Iraq have found Desert Storm era chemical weapons, with mustard or sarin nerve agents--500, or so, since 2003. I'm just going to link to a few of those in the know: Austin Bay, Captain's Quarters, Michelle Malkin. Instapundit has a big roundup, including a transcript of the press conference with Senator Santorum and Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-NY), where they announced this development. (Just scroll down a bit.) It's curious to me that the Pentagon and the White House seem to have resisted this information being released. You'd think they would have been bellowing it loud and long, to the detriment of their political rivals. I'm not the only one wondering about that, of course. Follow the links, where they've been updating the story since yesterday, and if you don't have time for anything else, make sure to read the transcript of the press conference at Instapundit. It's important information, considering the current and ongoing debate about the war and its justification. Just yesterday, during Senate debate, several Senators made blanket statements that there were no WMD in Iraq. These statements are hard to support given what we now know.