Declassified Report: WMDs Found in Iraq

22 June 2006: According to a portion of a report that has just been declassified, U.S. forces have located 500 chemical weapons in Iraq since 2003. At a news conference yesterday, Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum stated: “We have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, chemical weapons.” The senator read from a declassified portion of a report by the National Ground Intelligence Center, a Defense Department intelligence unit, stating that “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.”