Sunday, January 16, 2005

No WMDs 

The recent news of the official ending of the fruitless search for Iraqi WMDs has largely left me cold. It's meant to be one of those much anticipated by the left "gotcha" moments, used to obliterate the Bush Administration's credibility, as if we had mistakenly invaded Sweden. For me personally getting rid of one more dictator and giving millions of people an opportunity to build normal lives and better future for themselves was always far more important than the WMD rationale - just as I celebrate the disintegration of the Soviet Union for many other reasons and not primarily because the diminished specter of the nuclear war (although it's a nice bonus).

But speaking of Weapons of Mass Destruction:
"The United States says it will spend $20 million to help Albania destroy a recently discovered stockpile of chemical weapons. U.S. officials will send a portable chemical weapons incinerator to storage bunkers in Albania and plan to destroy the agents by 2007."
(hat tip: Dan Foty) And the best bit:
"Albanian authorities apparently forgot about the chemicals when [the Stalinist dictator Enver] Hoxha died in 1985. The government discovered the stockpile in underground bunkers last year and informed the United States and United Nations."
Forgot about the stockpile? How careless.


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