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Delivery systems for WMD
Sat Aug 6, 2011 10:08am

This is one the local Bush-bashers jumped all over:

"Sure, a little dynamite and a few pounds of highly radioactive dust from the bombed-out reactor, and you've got a dirty bomb. And yes, when the radioactive dust was blown up into the stratosphere, it would kill hundreds of thousand. But he had no way to deliver it, because he lacked the missile capability".

Horse feathers. How about a rusty oil tanker that could join other like it, and pull into ANY harbor on the Atlantic coast? Do you suppose that, with all of the suicide bombers, they could find a crew for it?

  • BTW, Mike -Lewis, Sat Aug 6 10:03am
    To pop a few Bush-bashing bubbles: Some 500+ artillery shells, filled with poison gas, were indeed found (these are "WMD"). That he was willing to use such weapons is inarguable - he had a history of ... more
    • Delivery systems for WMD — Lewis, Sat Aug 6 10:08am
      • If one acts on every potential (meaning it has never happened) threat with enormous resources that could bankrupt you and forever commit you to misery, is that a practical solution? I've got new for... more
        • Imagination?Lewis, Sat Aug 6 6:19pm
          Yes, we DO have the makings here of a very nasty situation. Not acting when you are threatened buys you nothing - just ask pre-war Poland. And France, and most of the rest of Europe.
          • Re: Imagination?Mike, Sun Aug 7 8:14pm
            Just just because there were talks about threats it doesn't mean they are credible. And in this case they are not. These 'threats' were fabrications for excuses to launch a premeditated invasion. It... more
            • Then, I'll repeat my answerLewis, Sun Aug 7 10:28pm
              If the threats were not credible, take it up with the director of the CIA - who assured the President that "it was a slam dunk". If you want to blame the faulty information on the president who... more
              • He has never used WMD in the 1st gulf war and was basically disarmed of any that he had. Then he was contained thereafter. Bush was more happy to take the first opportunity (9/11) to settle his... more
                • The real problem, Mike, is ...Lewis, Wed Aug 17 7:06am
                  We now have an administration that's not adverse to war (directly or by proxy) - but that administration hasn't the wit to distinguish enemies from allies. Perhaps we can't sustain our current... more
                  • BTW -Lewis, Wed Aug 17 7:08am
                    Here at BAMC there are returned veterans who show signs of exposure to gas and germ warfare. Both types of weapons are WMD.
          • A rusty boat?Lewis, Sat Aug 6 6:23pm
            A rusty boatload of explosives an "imaginary" threat? Tell that to the families of those killed on the USS Cole.
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