A left-over from the Iraq/Iran war of 1990, but useful as pro-Bush propaganda.
Well, Brandon, that's a major story! One of the things I love about A2K is the way I can find news items that none of the other news sources seem to feature.
Of course, we know all the media are owned by the liberal secret conspiracy...
Several things aboout that shell. First these types of shells have been showing up periodically. Ten or so were found last fall buried in a military dump outside Bassra. All of them were rusted and inoperative and leftover from Gulf War I. There are probably more floating around and not even the Bush administration has made a big deal of them. Secondly they are binary shells. That is it contains two chemicals that must be mixed to form Sarin. To mix the chemicals the shell must be fired, not exploded. This suggests that whomever set the shell as a booby trap did not know a) that it was a chemical weapon or b) how it worked.
This bomb the Bushites want to claim is the long, lost proof of WMD in Iraq contained Sarin nerve gas. The very same thing the Iraqis bought from the USA back in the early 1980's to use against their mortal enemy at the time, Iran.
Brandon, I've said it before... unless they find a nuke with the words "washington D.C." written on it, the left will never acknowledge any type of WMD found in Iraq. They can't. It would prove that they were wrong about something.