June 28, 2006

Childhood Memories from the Dime Store

Secretfunspot.com is a treasure trove of memorabilia from your childhood (if you're old enough). Clicking on ANY link is a remarkable trip into the past. The artwork, the cheesy English translations on packaging from Hong Kong, the silly practical joke and gag toys. It's an irresistable site that I could not get enough of! Hat tip to Tracey at worshipnaked.com

(This does not constitute a paid advertisement although I would be tempted)

June 22, 2006

Vindication in progress....more to come

Here's a link to the newly declassified information on WMD's in Iraq. Most assuredly the "Bush lied, people died" crowd will purport it to be administration propaganda. The MSM will simply ignore it or give it a page 17B blurb next to the local crime blotter. Their hatred of Bush is so intense that even the truth is a lie to them.

The essential points covered by the memo are as follows:

* Since 2003 Coalition forces have recovered approximately 500 weapons munitions which contain degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent.

* Despite many efforts to locate and destroy Iraq’s pre-Gulf War chemical munitions, filled and unfilled pre-Gulf War chemical munitions are assessed to still exist.

* Pre-Gulf War Iraqi chemical weapons could be sold on the black market. Use of these weapons by terrorists or insurgent groups would have implications for Coalition forces in Iraq. The possibility of use outside Iraq cannot be ruled out.

* The most likely munitions remaining are sarin and mustard-filled projectiles.

* The purity of the agent inside the munitions depends on many factors, including the manufacturing process, potential additives, and environmental storage conditions. While agents degrade over time, chemical warfare agents remain hazardous and potentially lethal.

* It has been reported in open press that insurgents and Iraqi groups desire to acquire and use chemical weapons.