The Spark

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Weapons of mass deception

Jul 14, 2003

The British Foreign Office has now admitted it – Britain no longer believes it will find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Of course, Tony Blair's government, just like Bush's, now says that's because all the weapons have been destroyed.

Destroyed? What did they do with the 35,000 liters of anthrax Bush claimed existed? Did Iraq send a few grains of it in millions of envelopes around the world? What did Iraq do with the 100,000 pounds of nerve gas Bush said existed? Throw it up in the air? What about the 25,000 liters of botulinum toxin – did it just get dumped on the ground?

If Iraq had destroyed this massive amount of toxic material, not only would there be massive traces of it – there would have been a disaster of epic proportions throughout the whole Middle East – with millions of people poisoned.

But the fact is, nothing has been found. Nothing will be – despite all the headlines the media wrote over the last three months pretending that anthrax or something else "might" have been found, headlines that turned out to be filled with as many lies as Bush's State of the Union speech.

But then these mythical weapons were never the issue – they were only the pretext for carrying out a war whose main aim was control over the Middle East's oil.