Mood: on fire
Courtesy of Little Green Footballs, read this article in the New York Sun about the IAEA's long-standing problems getting their heads and their asses wired together.
Nine years ago, U.N. weapons inspectors urgently called on the International Atomic Energy Agency to demolish powerful plastic explosives in a facility that Iraq's interim government said this month was looted due to poor security.And these internationalist tools are who Jean le Kerrie is defending? What the fuck? Whose side is he on?
The chief American weapons inspector, Charles Duelfer, told The New York Sun yesterday that in 1995, when he was a member of the U.N. inspections team in Iraq, he urged the United Nations' atomic watchdog to remove tons of explosives that have since been declared missing.
Mr. Duelfer said he was rebuffed at the time by the Vienna-based agency because its officials were not convinced the presence of the HMX, RDX, and PETN explosives was directly related to Saddam Hussein's programs to amass weapons of mass destruction.
Instead of accepting recommendations to destroy the stocks, Mr. Duelfer said, the atomic-energy agency opted to continue to monitor them.
Do note that the information is still very much in flux, as intellectually honest Americans will concede at any point. We don't know the extent of the 101st Airborne's searches at al-Qaqaa when they got there 10 April 2003, nor do we know what the 3ID did when they had arrived there almost a week before. But we do know that for Kerry and Edwards and all their lickspittles to be popping off about the situation there before they know is an absolute disgrace. They very much want you to believe that they support the troops, but they continue to effectively blame them while nominally attributing that blame to the President. No one's buying it, Hanoi John. You are a willing tool in the hands of assholes like Mohamed el-Baradei and the UN and Chiraq and Blix and all those lousy bastards. Keep accusing the Commander-in-Chief in a time of war of committing these crimes of negligence and incompetence. That's an old story with you, anyway, you sorry sack of shit.