Tim Blair grasps at a straw, I mean perfume sprayer:
Frank Gaffney is interviewed by the ABC’s Tony Jones, who confidently deploys the “Saddam had no WMD” argument:
TONY JONES: Except for the fact as it turns out — I’m sorry to interrupt you there — except for the fact as it turns out, he didn’t have any?
FRANK GAFFNEY: No, it doesn’t turn out at all that he didn’t have any. It turns out we haven’t found what he had. But what we did find, what the Iraq Survey Group did find, is plans to use the in place dual-use manufacturing facilities once sanctions were lifted to put chemical and biological agents in aerosol cans and perfume sprayers to be shipped to the United States and Europe. That was the plan for terrorist activity that we have confirmed was in place under Saddam Hussein’s regime. You haven’t heard a great deal about it. Perhaps it has not been reported adequately enough to the Australian people or, for that matter, to the American people. But it’s true.
Tim Dunlop has already comprehensively demolished this nonsense but I couldn’t resist posted a picture illustrating the terrible threat from the perfume sprayers of mass destruction. Err, plans for perfume sprayers. Err, one guy who claimed they had a plan to put Sarin in perfume sprayers.
Being completely delusional is practically a job requirement for Frank Gaffney because he works for a neo-conservative think tank, but Tim Blair is assistant news editor for The Bulletin. Can we soon expect articles like How to tell if your prostitute is an extraterrestrial?