October 24, 2010

I still disagree with us going in there, but ...

... it's amazing the nitpicking the MSM will do when it comes to Wikileaks, ain't it?

WikiLeaks Show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq – With Surprising Results

By late 2003, even the Bush White House’s staunchest defenders were starting to give up on the idea that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

But for years afterward, WikiLeaks’ newly-released Iraq war documents reveal, U.S. troops continued to find chemical weapons labs, encounter insurgent specialists in toxins, and uncover weapons of mass destruction.

An initial glance at the WikiLeaks war logs doesn’t reveal evidence of some massive WMD program by the Saddam Hussein regime — the Bush administration’s most (in)famous rationale for invading Iraq. But chemical weapons, especially, did not vanish from the Iraqi battlefield. Remnants of Saddam’s toxic arsenal, largely destroyed after the Gulf War, remained. Jihadists, insurgents and foreign (possibly Iranian) agitators turned to these stockpiles during the Iraq conflict — and may have brewed up their own deadly agents.

... The WMD diehards will likely find some comfort in these newly-WikiLeaked documents. Skeptics will note that these relatively small WMD stockpiles were hardly the kind of grave danger that the Bush administration presented in the run-up to the war.

As long as the Wikileaks show stuff like some of our troops had engaged in reprehensible behavior, that'll make headlines. Anything that remotely shines any sort of positive light on the previous administration, on the other hand, will get spiked.

Posted by Hube at October 24, 2010 03:49 PM | TrackBack

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The most dangerous political party presently is neither the radicals of the dems and rep's....its the MSM! Scary...

Posted by: cardinals fan at October 24, 2010 04:59 PM

Check out this WaPo editorial which illustrates exactly this point.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/25/AR2010102504643.html?wprss=rss_print/editorialpages

True there was one mention of the phony Lancet report and about Iranian involvement in the insurgency; but no mention of the chemical weapons found. (And of course plenty about the abuses.)

Posted by: soccer dad at October 27, 2010 02:36 PM

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