Two Republicans lawmakers claim Weapons of Mass Destruction have been found in Iraq
Two Republicans lawmakers insist Iraq may have had weapons of mass destruction are pointing to a newly declassified report.
The document says coalition forces have found 500 munitions in Iraq that contained degraded sarin or mustard nerve agents, produced before the 1991 Gulf War. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Congressman Peter Hoekstra of Michigan cited the report in an attempt to counter criticism by Democrats who say the decision to go to war was a mistake. But a defense official says the weapons were not considered likely to be dangerous because of their age. And Democrats say a report from the top U-S weapons inspector contemplated that such weapons would be found. Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.