Hazardous-materials specialists from the F.B.I. and the New York City Police Department went in to a United Nations building today to remove a chemical agent that had been recovered from an Iraqi munitions factory in 1996 and accidentally shipped to the United Nations, instead of the Army laboratory in Maryland where it was supposed to end up, officials announced today.
The authorities said there was no threat to the public. The toxic substance, known as phosgene, remained for more than a decade in the East 48th Street offices of the United Nations agency that was responsible for overseeing the removal of weapons of mass destruction from Iraq.
The rationale for invading Iraq was supposed stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction. It didn't quite turn out that way, but finally - finally - weapons have been found.
I guess Bush and Cheney will be invading the East Side now, just to, you know, keep in practice of fucking up everything they touch.