In the story, he notes that the majority of Republicans insist that Saddam had WMD. He touts a new poll which supports this finding.
He leads with this question……. “How misinformed are Republicans about world affairs?”
Now, I’ve heard that we didn’t find any. But, that doesn’t mean none were there. In fact, the world knows Saddam didn’t just have WMD, Saddam used WMD. This isn’t a partisan question. This isn’t up for interpretation. This is established fact. Mustard gas was his preferred WMD of choice, but it is also suspected that he at least attempted to acquire other WMD.
Saddam Hussein used mustard gas on his own citizens. He used it on the Kurds.
The Halabja poison gas attack also known as Halabja massacre or Bloody Friday, was a genocidal massacre against the Kurdish people that took place on March 16, 1988, during the closing days of the Iran–Iraq War, when chemical weapons were used by the Iraqi government forces in the Kurdish town of Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan.
The attack killed between 3,200 and 5,000 people, and injured around 7,000 to 10,000 more, most of them civilians; thousands more died of complications, diseases, and birth defects in the years after the attack. The incident, which has been officially defined as an act of genocide against the Kurdish people in Iraq, was and still remains the largest chemical weapons attack directed against a civilian-populated area in history.
Saddam used it against the Iranians in the Iran-Iraq war. This isn’t hearsay, this is established fact by legal standards.
On Tuesday 30 June 2009, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands rendered its judgement in the case of Frans van Anraat, a Dutch businessman, upholding the 2005 conviction for complicity to war crimes. The Dutch highest court declared that “The suspect knew […] the TDG he was delivering was being used for mustard gas”, and “knew that the poison gas would be used in the (Iran-Iraq) war”. However, the Court rejected the claims for damages brought by 16 victims as being too complicated, especially where Iraqi or Iranian law would be applicable. Additionally, the Court reduced Van Anraat’s sentence by six months due to the length of the proceedings.
This stuff isn’t a Bush conspiracy, Dick Cheney didn’t have any sway on the Dutch court. Click on the links provided, or simply search for mustard gas and Saddam.
For those not familiar, mustard gas is a weapon of mass destruction. It isn’t just shown that he had it, it is shown that he used it. I’m sick of these leftists inventing their own history and then telling people they’re wrong about the history that we know. Every time you read or hear one of these cretins babble about WMDs, ask them “what is mustard gas?”. If they can’t tell you, point at them and laugh hysterically. If they can tell you, then in the most serious manner, explain to these genocidal deniers, that in some places of the world it is against the law to deny similar events. Scumbags. I really don’t think it is appropriate to attempt to score political points while attempting to pretend stuff like this didn’t happen.
I believe it demonstrates a certain depravity I can’t quite describe, but I do know that I don’t believe these people possess the proper characteristics to call themselves human.