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Sunday, August 14, 2005

U.S. troops raided suspected terrorist chemical weapons factory in Mosul, Iraq.... 1,500 gallons of 11 different chemicals found....

This is still and yet another reason for U.S. troops to stay in Iraq until their job is thoroughly completed there and the rule of law is effectively enforced throughout the country.

News of these on-going threats to the security and lives of U.S., Allied and Iraqi troops, Iraqi police forces and the civilian population in Iraq is the kind of information the American public has needed to made aware of all along---instead of the biased mainstream media's and the rest of the anti-war left's incessant assault on the Bush Administration and the U.S. military.

The terrorists have been aided by the anti-war hard-left's drum-rolling screed of propaganda to bring about the Vietnamization of the Iraq War and have our brave and successful troops pulled out before they have finished bringing freedom, democracy and security to the Iraqi people.

Peace in the world depends on winning this War Against Terror. And winning in Iraq is a prerequisite to winning peace in the entire Middle East and many other parts of the world.

More info on the chemical weapons capture, below and here.
Chemical Weapons Found in Iraq

"U.S. troops raided a suspected insurgent chemical weapons factory in northern Iraq, finding about 1,500 gallons of dangerous substances, the U.S. military said Saturday.Lt. Col. Steve Boylan, a military spokesman, said 11 chemicals were found in the hideout in Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, "which are dangerous by themselves, and mixed together they would become even more dangerous."

"Our feeling at this point is that had this stuff been mixed and used, it could have been very easily used against Iraqi and coalition forces," Boylan said. The military cautioned in a statement, however, that ongoing testing at the facility was "insufficient to determine what the insurgents had been producing" and that further tests were required.

U.S. troops, acting on a tip from detainees under interrogation, raided the building Tuesday, the statement said. The military did not say if anyone was detained in the raid and said it was investigating which insurgent group was operating the facility....

U.S. arms investigators have said there was evidence that Iraqi resistance groups had tried to manufacture chemical weapons. The information was disclosed in the final report of Charles A. Duelfer's Iraq Survey Group....

In an annex to the Duelfer report, the joint CIA-Pentagon teams told of having broken up an insurgent group in June 2004 that for six months tried to make weapons agents.... The Duelfer account also said various sources reported insurgents were trying to produce chemical weapons elsewhere in Iraq.

In November, U.S. and Iraqi forces that overran Fallujah reported finding an insurgent lab which included the poisonous industrial compound hydrogen cyanide and a book of instructions for making potential chemical weapons.

Weeks earlier, Jordanian authorities said they had foiled planned chemical attacks by suicide bombers on Jordanian government targets. They said the plot was conceived by Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of the al-Qaida wing in Iraq...."

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