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7:50 AM ET, June 22, 2006


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Fox News:
Report: Hundreds of WMDs Found in Iraq  —  WASHINGTON — The United States has found 500 chemical weapons in Iraq since 2003, and more weapons of mass destruction are likely to be uncovered, two Republican lawmakers said Wednesday.  —  "We have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Santorum: 500 Chemical-Weapons Shells Found In Iraq (Updated And Bumped)  —  Negroponte letter can be viewed in PDF format here.  —  According to numerous sources but not yet on the wires, Senator Rick Santorum announced a few minutes ago that the US has found 500 chemical-weapons shells in Iraq.
Allahpundit /
Santorum: Military has found 500 chemical munitions shells in Iraq  —  He's reading from a document about it right now with Pete Hoekstra by his side.  The shells allegedly contained degraded mustard or sarin gas.  He says they believe there are other shells inside the country that haven't been found yet.
UPDATED: TV report: Artillery shells with chemical munitions found in Iraq  —  I heard a report on Fox News about twenty minutes ago (5 PM Central) that Senator Rick Santorum claims coalition investigators in Iraq found chemical weapons — artillery shells filled with a chemical agent (perhaps sarin nerve agent).
Discussion: Dean's World
Glenn Reynolds /
SPEAKERS: U.S. SENATOR RICK SANTORUM (R-PA)  —  U.S. REPRESENTATIVE PETER HOEKSTRA (R-NY)  —  SANTORUM: Good afternoon.  Senator Rick Santorum.  With me, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Pete Hoekstra.  Today we are here to make public a document, an unclassified version …
"This is critically important information that the world community needs to know" - Senator Santorum  —  Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, joined Congressman Peter Hoekstra, (R-MI-2), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee …
Michael Roston / The Raw Story:
Republican Congress members claim that evidence of Saddam's WMD have been identified  —  Republican Congress members claimed late today that evidence of weapons of mass destruction hidden by Saddam Hussein had at last been identified in Iraq.  —  Speaking at a late afternoon press conference …
Melanie Hunter / CNSNews:
Document Details WMD Recovered In Iraq, Santorum Says  —  ( - Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.) announced Wednesday the finding of over 500 munitions or weapons of mass destruction, specifically "sarin- and mustard-filled projectiles," in Iraq.
Dafna Linzer / Washington Post:
Lawmakers Cite Weapons Found in Iraq  —  Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.), chairman of the House intelligence committee, and Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) told reporters yesterday that weapons of mass destruction had in fact been found in Iraq, despite acknowledgments by the White House and the insistence …
Michelle Malkin:
Discussion: Riehl World View
SeeDubya / JunkYardBlog:   Pentagon-"Not the WMDs We Went to War Over"
SeeDubya / JunkYardBlog:
500 Chemical Rounds in Iraq since 2003 (UPDATE)
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Curt / Flopping Aces:
Didn't The Democrats Say There Was No WMD?
Discussion: Squiggler
If Necessary, Strike and Destroy  —  North Korea Cannot Be Allowed to Test This Missile  —  North Korean technicians are reportedly in the final stages of fueling a long-range ballistic missile that some experts estimate can deliver a deadly payload to the United States.
Washington Post:   Former Defense Officials Urge U.S. Strike on North Korean Missile Site
Jason Zengerle / The New Republic:
THE BLOGOSPHERE'S SMOKE-FILLED BACKROOM:  —  Are Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas (of the famous Daily Kos) engaged in a pay-for-play scheme in which politicians who hire Armstrong as a consultant get the support of Kos?  That's the question that's been bouncing around the blogosphere ever since …
Washington Times:
The real Jack Murtha  —  Rep. John Murtha is thinking big thoughts.  Since coming out for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq last year, he has accused Marines of murder "in cold blood" before a preliminary investigation is even complete; accused the military of a cover up over the same incident …
Washington Post:
8 Troops Charged In Death Of Iraqi  —  Seven Marines and one Navy corpsman have been charged with murder and kidnapping in connection with the April death of an Iraqi man in a small village west of Baghdad, Marine Corps officials announced yesterday.  —  The corps said that the eight sought …
Discussion: Hugh Hewitt and TalkLeft
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Lawmakers' Profits Are Scrutinized  —  House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) made a $2 million profit last year on the sale of land 5 1/2 miles from a highway project that he helped to finance with targeted federal funds.  —  A Republican House member from California, meanwhile …
Discussion: Porkbusters
Thomas F. Schaller / American Prospect:
Cat Scratch Fever  —  My run-in with Dave "Mudcat" Saunders, the Democrats' Dixie huckster.  —  It was moments before my panel with political consultant Dave "Mudcat" Saunders on the significance of the South to the Democratic Party at the Yearly Kos convention last week in Las Vegas.
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