I was disappointed to see the photos of some of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles. It just looked like a bunch of buckets and plastic 5-gallon jugs.
I was expecting more. I was expecting huge vats and evil-looking distillation machines. Not an overstocked meth lab.
I’ve seen front lawns in West Virginia with more suspicious-looking old containers than what Syria has offered up so far.
Good thing we didn’t have to do a military strike–how can you send Cruise Missiles against 5 gallon jugs? Are our precision munitions that precise?!
Could we have afforded a Cruise Missile for every plastic jug? My math isn’t good…
Of course, Colin Powell’s logic is compelling–if the alleged WMD is really that bad-ass, a little tiny vile of it should be enough to make people want to bomb it.
That’s hard to argue with when there’s a four-star soldier holding it in your face.
Still, Syria should dress it up a little. Make their stuff look a little more evil than just buckets and jugs. It would reflect well on them, like they’re giving up some heinous capability that might have hurt us.
Something to make us feel like we’re getting something for our generous forbearance from bombing ya’ll (wink, nod).