Sunday, March 23, 2003

Iraqi chemical-weapons plant captured just before Oscars this afternoon notes that the Jerusalem Post is reporting that more than 30 Iraqui troups, assigned to guard a 100-acre, camouflaged chemical weapons plant near An Najaf, 90 miles south of Baghdad, have surrendered to troops of the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division. Neither Hans Blix nor Jacques Chirac was immediatedly available for comment; but it's probable that most anti-American Hollywood celebrities will have their jaws flapping away explanations and/or denials when the Oscars go on the air later tonight.

UPDATE (3/25): According to this and this report, the find wasn't a chemical weapons facility after all. But OpinionJournal's Best of the Web points to this CBS story that captured Iraqi soldiers are carrying Cipro. Chances are the Cipro isn't being used for strep throat. --kb