By Wyatt Earp | August 30, 2007
“Iraq chemicals?” Oh, this must be a typo, right? Iraq never had chemical warfare agents! John Kerry and Hillary Clinton told me so!
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations found vials of a chemical warfare agent, which had been removed from Iraq a decade ago, in a U.N. building near the body’s headquarters in New York but officials said on Thursday there was no danger.
The FBI was called in to remove the substances, which were discovered last Friday and included phosgene, an older generation chemical warfare agent, taken in 1996 by inspectors from a former Iraqi chemical weapons plant at Al Muthanna, the inspectors said in a statement.
Phosgene was used extensively during World War I as a choking agent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. (H/T – )
Okay class, it’s quiz time. Read this question and circle the appropriate answer:
Finding decade-old Iraq chemical warfare agents inside the U.N. proves:
- The United Nations is still a joke, and about as secure as a Ring Ding in Kirstie Alley’s pantry.
- Iraq was aggressively pursuing a chemical warfare program, even though the Democrats said they were not.
- Nothing. Karl Rove planted the chemicals inside the U.N. building.
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