Now call me an old cynic but this is a timely piece of news, just when the US needs some good publicity to come out of the Iraq debacle.
'Nerve gas bomb' explodes in Iraq
An artillery shell containing a small amount of the nerve gas sarin has exploded in Iraq.
Brig Gen Mark Kimmitt said the blast had caused a small release of the substance and two people had been treated for exposure to the agent.
The substance was found in a shell inside a bag discovered by a US convoy a few days ago, he said.
It appears to be the first evidence of nerve gas existing in Iraq since the start of the US-led war last year.
Gen Kimmitt said the dispersal of the nerve agent from a device such as the homemade bomb was "limited".
"The former regime had declared all such rounds destroyed before the 1991 Gulf War," he said.
However, a senior coalition source has told the BBC the round does not signal the discovery of weapons of mass destruction or the escalation of insurgent activity.
He said the round dated back to the Iran-Iraq war and coalition officials were not sure whether the fighters even knew what it contained.
Sarin is a toxic nerve gas 20 times as deadly as cyanide.
A drop the size of a pin-head can kill a person by effectively crippling their nervous system.
The gas is one of a group of nerve agents invented by German scientists in the 1930s as part of Adolf Hitler's preparations for World War II.
Although the Germans never released sarin in battle, it was used to lethal effect by Iraq during the 1980s both in the war against Iran and against the Kurds.
After the Gulf War, United Nations inspectors found large quantities of sarin in production at an Iraqi chemical weapons plant.
The Japanese doomsday cult, Aum Shinrikyo, also used the nerve agent in a Tokyo subway in 1995, in which 12 people died.
Source - BBC News
I don't need to point out that since the fall of Saddam 12 months ago, the country has been overrun by foreigners, and this could have come from anywhere... Doubtless in the near future an analysis of this sample will indicate that it came from Saddams supposedly destroyed stocks, and more larger samples will now come to light, yadda yadda yadda... Do you think some people actually still exist who DO believe something a politician says?
So there you go, Blair and Bush were right after all, and we can now all sleep soundly in our beds...
EDIT: Story updated.