WikiLeaks Show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq – With Surprising Results. By late 2003, even the Bush White House’s staunchest defenders were starting to give up on the idea that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
But WikiLeaks’ newly-released Iraq war documents reveal that for years afterward, U.S. troops continued to find chemical weapons labs, encounter insurgent specialists in toxins and uncover weapons of mass destruction. An initial glance at the WikiLeaks war logs doesn’t reveal evidence of some massive WMD program by the Saddam Hussein regime — the Bush administration’s most (in)famous rationale for invading Iraq.
But chemical weapons, especially, did not vanish from the Iraqi battlefield. Remnants of Saddam’s toxic arsenal, largely destroyed after the Gulf War, remained. Jihadists, insurgents and foreign (possibly Iranian) agitators turned to these stockpiles during the Iraq conflict — and may have brewed up their own deadly agents. Al Qaeda’s deadly exploitation of children. Chocolate shop of horrors. THREAT REPORT: AQIZ PLAN POISON BAGHDAD WATER SUPPLY (: ___ JUN ___) (FRIENDLY ACTION) ARREST RPT A/-___ FA ISO ___ IA BDE : ___ UE DET.
(EXPLOSIVE HAZARD) IED FOUND/CLEARED RPT (Under Vehicle IED (UVIED)) /___ IA AND -___ JOC : ___ INJ/DAM. (CRIMINAL EVENT) MURDER RPT //___ IA, HQ//-___ CAV : ___ ISF KIA. (CRIMINAL EVENT) MURDER RPT ___ WEST : ___ ISF KIA. When they target the pilgrims ... THREAT REPORT: BEHEADING THREAT AGAINST WESTERN FEMALE JOURNALISTS IN BAGHDAD (___
(EXPLOSIVE HAZARD) IED FOUND/CLEARED RPT (Improvised Explosive Device (IED)) -___ CAV : ___ INJ/DAM. (EXPLOSIVE HAZARD) IED EXPLOSION RPT (Under Vehicle IED (UVIED)) -___ IN , //___ IA : ___ CIV KIA. RAID BY TF -___ AR IN RAMADI: ___ DET, ___ INJ/DAMAGE.