July 07, 2004


Not wishing to confuse its audience, the ABC keeps it simple:

The United States and Britain launched their war against Iraq in March 2003 on the basis that Saddam possessed WMD stockpiles.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 7, 2004 05:15 PM

Whoa, now hold on there pardner...it ain't "our" war, it's "Bush's War". Y'know, like Roosevelt's War and Lincoln's War and George Washington's War.

At least until it's won. Then in a few decades, the grand kids will come over to the Home and say, "We learned about Iraq and Afghanistan in school. Did you help to finally free them, Grandpa?"

And the answer will be, "Well, actually I carried papier mache puppets of blood soaked Bush and Blair and I screamed redfaced until the veins bulged on my neck that it was all for Halliburton and 'get your oily hands off' the Islamists!"

"Oh", the children will say quietly and leave their doddering old grandpa in a puddle of his own urine.

Posted by: JDB at July 7, 2004 at 05:31 PM

Yeah - they shoulda said - the US and Britain launched the war on a bunch of bullshit spread to scare people into thinking Saddam would give these horrible (albeit non-existant) fucking things to Al Queda who'd then crop-dust us all to hell.

Waddya reckon Timmy - pre-war they gave us all a good fright huh, then shipped Colin to the UN to show us all those pictures of ... trucks, I think they were - but they coulda been mobile biological weapon labs, I spose - anyway, Dubya said Niger (and why hasn't that country been invaded, given it was shipping uranium to Iraq) said Niger was shipping uranium to Iraq, with which it would build atomic bombs to give to Osama and we'll all be fucked because they're muslims and if they die a martyr they will go to heaven and root 72 virgins and we must stop that happening by invading Iraq quick!

Timmy - why would Dubya and co. wanna invade Iraq on Sep 12? They can't have had any evidence Saddam was involved in Sep 11? I mean - they still don't. They ... well. There isn't.

anyway. Dubya's cactus and so's dis-honest john - can't wait to hear all you righties wailin, smithers.

Posted by: Chris at July 7, 2004 at 07:12 PM

Chris, word of advice: Don't post when high.

Posted by: Quentin George at July 7, 2004 at 07:22 PM

No ---AFP keeps it simple. The ABC simply displays the usual taxpayer funded quality(to their minds) parroting. They should try some REAL news sources.

WASHINGTON, July 6 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham announced today that the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Defense (DOD) have completed a joint operation to secure and remove from Iraq radiological and nuclear materials that could potentially be used in a radiological dispersal device or diverted to support a nuclear weapons program.

"This operation was a major achievement for the Bush Administration's goal to keep potentially dangerous nuclear materials out of the hands of terrorists," Secretary Abraham said. "It also puts this material out of reach for countries that may seek to develop their own nuclear weapons."


Posted by: Anabel at July 7, 2004 at 08:01 PM

So good to read Chris's comments.He makes me feel that I am finally not the one in a minority when discusssing or reading current events. Bro got any spare ones.

Posted by: gubbaboy at July 7, 2004 at 08:54 PM

Re: Chris:

Why, looky, tim an' Andreeea, hunnies, we done got ourselves a mo-ron.

Posted by: ushie at July 7, 2004 at 10:09 PM

Chris' demented rant doesn't warrant an answer, but I have a marginally related observation to make - why is it that 90+% of the righteous "dissenters" such as Chris who frequent the comment sections here feel the need to address our esteemed blog host as Timmy or Timbo or the like? I guess it's supposed to underscore the deep profoundness of their opinions, or something.

Posted by: PW at July 7, 2004 at 10:21 PM

YEAH we know --no smoking gun!
BBC NEWS tonight.

The US has revealed that it removed more than 1.7 metric tons of radioactive material from Iraq in a secret operation last month.
Along with 1.77 tons of enriched uranium, about 1,000 "highly radioactive sources" were also removed.

The material was taken from a former nuclear research facility on 23 June, after being packaged by 20 experts from the US Energy Department's secret laboratories.

It was flown out of the country aboard a military plane in a joint operation with the Department of Defense, and is being stored temporarily at a Department of Energy facility.

The United Nations nuclear watchdog - the International Atomic Energy Agency - and Iraqi officials were informed ahead of the operation, which happened ahead of the 28 June handover of sovereignty.

Posted by: davo at July 7, 2004 at 10:23 PM

As I recall, the left in the 80s, insisted that the Cold War was Reagan and Thather's war, then when the USSR collapsed, the mad scramble began to deny R&T had anything to do with said collapse.

We will see the same thing in 5 or 10 years. The left will insist that "anyone" would have acted the same as GWB in the aftermath of 9/11; they will insist that the Liberation of Iraq and the subsequent libralization of the ME was their idea (and they will have the quotes to prove it, since most of them supported the overthrow of Saddam before they opposed it; their opposition was to actually doing it in 2003 vs. talking about it in 1998).

Posted by: Daniel at July 8, 2004 at 12:12 AM

Chris, Ten News on Saturday night ran a story about the discovery of 17 missiles with chemical warheads found in Iraq. Tell me tosser, what in your view constitutes WMD's if these don't?

You also forgot that radioactive materials that you leftoids claim didn't exist were found and are to be transported out of Iraq.

Oh and by the way, the very organisation that found Iraq and Al-Qeada were not linked prior to Sept 11 also quietly added 2 days later that their decision may have been a little incorrect. I noticed the media release on that was very quiet...

As for John (God) Howard being cactus, Me thinks not. Sook Daddy Latho showed his gutless colours and handed the election to the the Libs..

Who's got a tissue for one nut Latham???

Posted by: scott at July 8, 2004 at 01:15 AM

"Our" war?!? Oh, I suppose it's only "our" freedom, too! Dimwits!

Posted by: Rebecca at July 8, 2004 at 01:18 AM

Isn't this radioactive material the same stuff that the UN inspectors quarantined before the war?

Also, I thought I read the other day that of the 17 missels, only 2 or 3 had traces of degraded sarin. The others were clean.

Posted by: Daniel at July 8, 2004 at 03:34 AM

On the basis that Iraq might have WMD and hasn't proven abandonment and destruction of existing WMD and programs. Dumbasses.

Posted by: aaron at July 8, 2004 at 06:28 AM

"Channel Ten ran a story about the discovery of 17 missiles with chemical warheads found in Iraq. Tell me tosser, what in your view constitutes WMD's if these don't?

Well - behold the smoking gun of righteous justification for blowing the heads off ten thousand innocents. Tell me more of it, fuckstick. Tell everyone. Because it seems only you and Channel Ten (hey, was it Tim Webster's scoop? Tim Bailey's) are up on it.

I mean fuck - does George Bush know? God Howard? Those devious pricks would've been shouting the news from the rooftops had their been weapons found. I mean shit, they were shouting the fact before the war without evidence. You're tellin me they found ... what was it? 17 chemical laden missiles ... that Channel Ten reported this and yet Dubya and Dick and Johnny and the rest of the right-wing menagerie of star wars kill-them-before-they-kill-us fuckwits running the world, you're telling me these mad cunts saw Channel Ten's explosive revelations (what a scoop) and didn't stand on their respective pulpits and bleat the find as justification for invading Iraq?

Posted by: Chris at July 8, 2004 at 02:18 PM