NYT Confirms American Casualties From WMD in Iraq 2004-2011; 5,000 Warheads Found

UPDATENYT: More Than 600 Reported Chemical Exposure in Iraq, Pentagon Acknowledges

So much for no WMD’s…

New York Times:

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.

In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs, according to interviews with dozens of participants, Iraqi and American officials, and heavily redacted intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

NYT Iraq Chemical Weapons Incidents 2004 2011

NYT Iraq Chemical Weapons Incidents 2004 2011

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3 Responses to NYT Confirms American Casualties From WMD in Iraq 2004-2011; 5,000 Warheads Found

  1. Chuck Norton says:

    Sarah PalinVerified account ‏@SarahPalinUSA

    Check out the audio rewind of @marklevinshow today. Mark shines light on the WMD coverup & how our intel community was unfairly maligned.

  2. Chuck Norton says:


    Insiders Blame Rove for Covering Up Iraq’s Real WMD
    There’s one man, some Republicans say, who kept the public from learning about the chemical shells littered around the Iraqi battlefield. He was Bush’s most important political adviser.

    Starting in 2004, some members of the George W. Bush administration and Republican lawmakers began to find evidence of discarded chemical weapons in Iraq. But when the information was brought up with the White House, senior adviser Karl Rove told them to ‘let these sleeping dogs lie.’

    The issue of Iraq’s WMD remnant was suddenly thrust back into the fore this week, with a blockbuster New York Times report accusing the Bush administration of covering up American troops’ chemically-induced wounds.

    To people familiar with the issue, both inside that administration and without, the blame for the cover up falls on one particular set of shoulders: Rove’s.

    From the perspective of Rick Santorum, a Republican senator from Pennsylvania who lost his seat in 2006, some of the weapons of mass destruction President Bush promised would be in Iraq before the 2003 invasion of the country began turning up as early as 2004.

    In an interview with The Daily Beast, former Senator Rick Santorum said he and his staff began receiving photographs of discarded Sarin and Mustard shells from U.S. soldiers in 2004. Two years later, when he was up for re-election, Santorum even went public with some of this information in a press conference disclosing a Pentagon report that found 500 chemical weapons shells had been found in Iraq.

    One might think a politically vulnerable Bush White House would’ve seized on Santorum’s discovery. After all, Bush and his subordinates famously accused Iraq of having active weapons of mass destruction programs.

  3. Chuck Norton says:


    October 21, 2014
    Karl Rove: Weapon of Mass Delusion
    By C. Edmund Wright

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