Oh Lord Won’t You Find Me a WMD

Joel Bleifuss

So far, God has failed to tell Bush where Saddam has hidden his weapons of mass destruction. Remember those two mobile germ warfare labs, the photos of which have graced the New York Times front page? On June 1, George W. Bush heralded this discovery: “Yes, we found a biological laboratory in Iraq which the United Nations prohibited.” However, a British biological weapons expert who examined the trailers told the Observer of London: “They are not mobile germ warfare laboratories. You could not use them for making biological weapons. They do not even look like them. They are exactly what the Iraqis said they were—facilities for the production of hydrogen gas to fill balloons.”

Joel Bleifuss, a former director of the Peace Studies Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is the editor & publisher of In These Times, where he has worked since October 1986.

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