Baffling: Bush Admin Covers Up WMDs in Iraq

by Ryan on October 17, 2014

in Health Care,Media,Media Bias,Politics,Stupid government,The Iraq Front,War on Terror

The old WMD story has recently resurfaced and if what I’ve read is true, I’m beyond outraged.

The back story:  Back in 2006 the Pentagon feared that the insurgents (particularly Al Qaeda in Iraq, now ISIS) would use remnants of Saddam’s chemical weapon stockpile against US troops particularly for use in IEDs. Of course, that implies that WMDs were present and had the potential for use — something at the time, few wanted to talk about.

Just this week the New York Times (in a random act of journalism) published this:

From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule.

The Times goes on to indicate that nearly 5,000 chemical weapons shells were found from 2004-2011 around a country that was supposedly void of such weapons according to Bush’s critics.

So, Bush was vindicated, right?  We found stockpiles of WMDs in Iraq — some nerve and mustard agents even wounded 17 American soldiers.  The weapons may not have been new, but they were there with the potential to harm others.

But here’s where the whole thing gets completely f@^&ed up in my mind.  Apparently:

The American government withheld word about its discoveries even from troops it sent into harm’s way and from military doctors. The government’s secrecy, victims and participants said, prevented troops in some of the war’s most dangerous jobs from receiving proper medical care and official recognition of their wounds.

And who spearheaded the effort to cover up something that would have mostly vindicated President Bush’s reason for war, bolstered his loyal defenders, and reinforced the justness of our soldiers’ sacrifices?

Karl Rove is the one being thrown under the bus.  “We don’t want to look back,” was Rove’s response to then Senator Rick Santorum who received photographs of these weapons straight from the front.  Apparently, this disclosure was deemed politically “dangerous” to reveal in the 2006 election cycle, indicating that the public narrative was too entrenched to argue with… even if it was a complete distortion?!

Mark Levin had a few things to say about this.  I agree with just about all of his sentiments.  If true, my impression of the Bush Administration and Karl Rove is irreparably altered.  I’m not surprised that this is the same government preparing to send thousands of troops to fight (and likely catch) Ebola.

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