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Leon Panetta: Hey, anybody seen those Syrian chemical weapons?

More dazzling competence from our Foreign Policy President’s brilliant team, courtesy of Foreign Policy:

The U.S. has lost track of some of Syria’s chemical weapons, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday, and does not know if any potentially lethal chemicals have fallen into the hands of Syrian rebels or Iranian forces inside the country.

“There has been intelligence that there have been some moves that have taken place. Where exactly that’s taken place, we don’t know.” Panetta said, in a Pentagon press briefing.

Panetta said that the “main sites” in Syria storing chemical weapons with which the Pentagon is most concerned remain secured by the Syrian military. But there is “some intelligence” that “limited” movements of weapons from other sites have occurred, he said, “for the Syrians to better secure what they – the chemicals.”

Panetta went on to speak reassuringly about his lack of “specific information” and “firm information.”  But it’s no big deal, because liberals spent the Bush years loudly insisting that chemical weapons are not weapons of mass destruction.

Has anyone asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid if the voices in his head know where the Syrian chemical weapons went?  They were wrong about Mitt Romney’s tax history, but who knows, they might have useful intel about this.  Also, does anyone know if “Obama phones” come with a chemical weapon detection app?

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