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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

They promised to disarm, and they haven't disarmed

This time it's true. This rogue state clearly has no intention of living up to its treaty obligations to destroy its chemical weapons by next year, suggesting, well, maybe next decade.

Okay, Chris Floyd does the satire better than I do. The rogue state in question, of course, is the United States of America, which invades other countries to rid them of imaginary chemical weapons, all while possessing 27,768 metric tons of chemical weapons itself, the second largest such stockpile in the world (after Russia).

Read the WaPo article on the $28 billion project to destroy the world's most dangerous weapons (aside from the thousands of nukes we also have), where you'll run across the bizarre image of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as an environmentalist (he actually criticizes the Pentagon!). But be sure to read Chris Floyd's brilliant take on it. Floyd concludes:
President Bush ruled out a decapitation strike on the leaders of the dangerously-armed regime--"wouldn't be prudent"--but then declared that "any nation that possesses weapons of mass destruction--or even alleged weapons of mass destruction falsely reported by drunks, madmen, conmen and ideologues--deserves to have tens of thousands of its poorest and most vulnerable, most innocent people killed by the greatest fighting force that history has ever seen. And that's just what we're gonna do. The path of action is the only guaranteer of security."

A Pentagon spokesman said a campaign of air strikes and missile attacks on Liberty City, the Ninth Ward, Watts, Harlem, East St. Louis, "the entire state of Mississippi except for the gated communities," and other "pockets of the weak and worthless" will begin next week. "And we'll keep on poundin' until the regime disarms. We won't cut and run from this fight."