Just as a parting note, I want to make it clear. I HATED the fact that we were in Iraq, I HATED watching my brethren die around me. I HATED the look of fear on everyone's face because they didn't know what was going to happen from one day to the next, soldiers and civilians alike.... I think we should have taken Saddam out in the early 90's when we had the chance. HOWEVER, I Have seen the life they live now... I have seen the joy on a child's face when he see's his home with real, stable electricity for the first time. The grown men and women bawling and praying and screaming for joy at the opportunity to vote for some one who wasn't a complete tyrant. But none of that matters... the horrible crap wasn't happening stateside, so look over it, right?
I don't live in an anti-Repub world, just wish they would get their act together so they are electable once more by non-fanatics. As far as Sarin, it remains volatile as long as it exists, in fact there are people getting poisoned by some that was sunk in the North Sea after WWI (no, not 2, 1) when they pull it up with their fishing nets.
According to your logic, that stuff sunk in the North Sea makes Germany a country with weapons of mass destruction. Well, a weapon is not a barrel of chemicals rotting away somewhere, that would be called an environmental hazard but certainly not a weapon. A weapon is something you can deploy to inflict bodily harm to other persons. And as shown, Saddam had none of those. And the old saga of the convoys going somewhere, right after my ex-boss presented it in at the UN it was demonstrated that the story was fabricated (which is why he quit as Secretary of State a little later). So lets keep the legends out of this and concentrate on the reality. And the reality is: Hans Blix was right. Which is why Dubya and Bambi were in such a hurry to start the war before the Blix final report (because it would not have mattered to wait 2 weeks for it, except that there would have been no justification for the war).
And many Iraqis are even more joyous now that they see that the ayatollahs take command of the country. I have to say: Thank you for serving (and I really mean that part) but all you did is strengthen the Shi’ite fanatics (and recover some receipts that would have made Rumsfeld look bad).