“Chemical weapons plant falls” was the headline on page 4 of the July 9 Spokesman-Review. The article goes on to say the Islamic state extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility where remnants of 2,500 degraded chemical rockets filled decades ago with the deadly nerve agent sarin are stored with other chemical warfare agents.
But then the U.S. government played down the threat, saying that it would be very difficult to use the material for military purposes. Yeah, right.
I thought there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, according to critics of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.