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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Professor Bainbridge Not Impressed with 500 WMD Shells

Read ProfessorBainbridge.com: 500 WMD Shells: Big Deal:
Everybody knows Saddam used chemical weapons on the Kurds and in his war with Iran. It would be astonishing if we hadn't found some munitions. But there's nothing new here to suggest that Iraq had a WMD program sufficiently threatening to justify the war.
As I asked in a comment:
Out of idle curiosity, what number of shells or other indications of WMD would reach your level of justification for the war?

Obviously 500 is too low...would 1000 do it? 2000? 10,000? 100,000? A big huge lab full of anthrax spores?

What is your standard, Professor?
I just don't think saying "Oh, we knew about those" is an adequate dismissal of the issue.

UPDATE: Op-For has a very pertinent post. Not for the humor impaired.

UPDATE2: And Spook86 has some "backstory" here.

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