Sunday, August 14, 2005

BushCorp™'s Clairvoyants

One really has to admire BushCorp™'s ability to make things happen, the prescient nature of its vision.

In the run up to the invasion of Iraq, many a Bush administration mouthpiece talked frequently and forcefully about Iraq being a hotbed of international terrorism, and a manufacturing center for chemical, biological and nuclear weaponry.

Now evidence shows that none of that was true at the time, but what so many commentators miss is the obvious fact that BushCorp™ seers were actually looking into the future.

Since the US invasion Iraq has indeed become a booming (literally) center for international terrorists, a kind of graduate degree program which may bear fruit for years, decades to come.

And, no doubt, as part of that program we now learn that some Terror U. grad students are moving beyond high-yield IEDs and into advanced chemistry.

BAGHDAD, Aug. 13 -- U.S. troops raiding a warehouse in the northern city of Mosul uncovered a suspected chemical weapons factory containing 1,500 gallons of chemicals believed destined for attacks on U.S. and Iraqi forces and civilians, military officials said Saturday.

Monday's early morning raid found 11 precursor agents, "some of them quite dangerous by themselves," a military spokesman, Lt. Col. Steven A. Boylan, said in Baghdad.

Materials found in a warehouse in Mosul could yield an agent capable of "lingering hazards" for those exposed to it, according to a U.S. military spokesman. He said the lab was relatively new, dating from some time after the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Combined, the chemicals would yield an agent capable of "lingering hazards" for those exposed to it, Boylan said. The likely targets would have been "coalition and Iraqi security forces, and Iraqi civilians," partly because the chemicals would be difficult to keep from spreading over a wide area, he said.

Boylan said the suspected lab was new, dating from some time after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. The Bush administration cited evidence that Saddam Hussein's government was manufacturing weapons of mass destruction as the main justification for the invasion. No such weapons or factories were found.
So let me be first to congratulate BushCorp™ and its legion of neo-con clairvoyants. Though Saddam's chemical weapons programs were in apparantly woeful disarray, once he was eliminated, the baton passed to new young terrorists, both foreign and domestic.

And these enterprising folk have demonstrated that though they have trouble with democracy, they've eagerly picked up on the legendary American "can-do" spirit.

It almost makes one weep. With, er, pride, of course.

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