Bernard Kerik, one of the true leaders to emerge from New York City's response to the atrocities of 11 September 2001, told Hugh Hewitt yesterday
What John Kerry doesn't know or doesn't understand is that we seized more than 280,000 tons that were detonated already. We seized another 160,000 tons that are pending detonation. You know, Hugh, every day that I was in Iraq, every single day, for the four months I was there, every aftrenoon at 12 o'clock in the afternoon, there were massive explosions out by the international airport. It was the U.S. military blowing this stuff up. People have to realize that all of Iraq was a weapons cache. The whole country was saturated with explosives. And this is what President Bush meant when he talked about the threat. This was a part of that threat. We have been addressing the issue since we got there. The problem is that John Kerry just doesn't have a clue.And what the New York Times/CBS/Kerrion cabal want you to think about is 380 tons of stuff that no one can yet say for certain wasn't already missing when our guys showed up. It's pure chickenshit, especially as the selling point for this hysterical story was that some of the missing explosives were the kind used to detonate nuclear bombs. Well, if that was such a concern, why didn't the fucking IAEA destroy that stuff already? Because we have to persist with this gibberish about its dual use? Note to dumbasses: "dual use" to a psychotic dictator means something different from what you think it means.
Hewitt later observes that
The other problem that Commissioner Kerik didn't mention is that John Kerry instinctively trusts the U.N. bureaucracy at the I.A.E.A. to do its job better than the 101st Airborne. No wonder the troops that are either serving in Iraq or have served there prefer George Bush by a three to one margin over John Kerry.
Don't doubt for a moment that el-Baradei is trying to influence our elections by leaking this shit to the Times ---and that Jean le Kerrie is happy to abet him.