August 30, 2007

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION FOUND: At the United Nations? “ABCNews has learned that United Nations weapons inspectors discovered six to eight vials of a dangerous nerve gas, phosgene, as they were cleaning out offices at a U.N. building in New York Thursday morning.” And yes, I know that phosgene isn’t a nerve gas. So does ABC, but you have to read farther. Give ‘em a break — this was rushed.

UPDATE: Ouch: “Aren’t these the guys who are supposed to be keeping track of Iranian uranium enrichment?”

ANOTHER UPDATE: If the Foreign Policy folks had taken the time to read this post closely, they’d have realized that I was being snide, not “breathless.” Breathlessness is not my, er [Idiom, sir? -- ed. Yes, that's it.] idiom. Continuing in that vein, I should note that it’s a different bunch of hapless weapons inspectors who are in charge of the Iranian nukes. And a bang-up job they’re doing, too . . . .