Good Morning, Breakfastpopers. Today is Monday, June 23, 2014. Our noisy, but delightful friend, Chiquita Cicada, is here with me at the breakfast table. Chiquita is more than a little bit confused about the WMD's that were discovered and seized by the terror group ISIS in Iraq. I have to admit that I am confused as well. Please join us for breakfast this morning, so that we can sort things out. We are serving scrambled eggs in recognition of the state of our minds at the moment.
Welcome my, dear human, friends. It has occurred to me this morning that I have fallen prey to the mainstream media. My recollection of events concerning Iraq's "weapons of mass destruction" have been distorted by years of Bush bashing. I try so hard to keep myself informed of world events. I try so hard not to be sucked in by news organizations that have an agenda. Nevertheless, I have to admit that I have forgotten some very important events concerning the notorious and I thought missing WMD'S. When I heard the news this week-end that the terror group ISIS overran a Saddam Hussein chemical weapons complex, I felt my head spinning out of control. Did they just find the supposed non-existant WMD's that President Bush, Prime Minister Tony Blair and the intelligence community were talking about before the Iraq war? The facility they invaded was located 60 miles north of Baghdad. It was the heart of Saddam Hussein's attempt to develop a chemical weapons program in the 80's and 90's. Although efforts have been made to play down the danger involved with this cache of chemicals, the truth is that they are dangerous, not only to Iraqi's but to the rest of the world as well. The site is a sarin poison gas production facility. The terror group is reported to be in contact with an expert in sarin production. Sarin is a manmade toxin developed in Germany. It produces loss of consciousness, convulsions, paralysis and death to those victims that are exposed.
This discovery poses one question above all others. Why was this facility not destroyed long ago? The State Department has tried to downplay the value of the complex, stating that ISIS wouldn't be able to make use of the materials found there because they were too old and contaminated. This bug is not satisfied with their lame answer.
I was shocked to hear of the discovery and capture of this facility. Although I never truly believed reports that there were no WMD's , I thought the discovery should have made headlines. That didn't happen and now I think I know why.
News Not Fit to Print
Somehow I missed the announcement by former Secretary of State Colin Powell in 2010 that United Nations weapons inspectors have confirmed the existence of WMD's in Iraq. The weapons consisted of more than five thousand sarin gas artillery shells, six thousand gallons of anthrax and two crude nuclear weapons. They were discovered in a bunker by the Syrian border by two Iraqis.
I don't remember any of this, but as news of the discovery spread, crowds formed outside the White House. They were waving signs that said things like. "Bush Didn't Lie, Even if Some People Did Die."
Clearing My Head
I have to break through the confusion, before I lose my mind. Somehow I missed the news. I wonder how many other people out there missed it as well. In any case, I will attempt to bring myself and perhaps others up to speed by introducing international columnist and college professor Amir George. Professor George was in Iraq before and after we went into Iraq. He has written a book , "Liberating Iraq." George's account of the situation in Iraq contradicts the pervasive theory that George Bush lied or that American intelligence was flawed. He says that part of the WMD's were flown into Iran, others to Syria and still others were buried in the desert. When asked why these events seemed not to come to the attention of the Bush administration, the response was startling. Many of the WMD's were ours!. They had been supplied to Saddam Hussein by the United States during Iraq's war with Iran. Now that is what I call an embarrassing inconvenient truth.
Despite the origin of some of the weapons, the fact remains. The WMD's always existed. They posed a threat to Iraqi's and world security then and they do now. What are we going to do about it, Mr. President?
I'm Chiquita Cicada and I'm here to say
The WMD's are here
To this day!