Yet again, some yank using lies as an excuse to 'kick some ass pronto'.
Woulden't anyone class 'Agent Orange' as a chemical weapon? Or atleast it's use during Vietnam as a Chemical Weapon seeing as it was used to fight the guerilla forces, and severely f***ed up a whole bunch of people, including the civillian population?
Hopefully, Congress wont have the same 'YEEHAW GAD DAMN IT!' attitude when hearing that pack of bullshit.
Agent Orange was used as a defoliant to reduce tree cover and reduce farm yields-it was an 'environmental' control, not an anti-personnel weapon.
Nowadays, due to the Israelis liberal use in Gaza, there's a move to make White Phosphorous a CW agent, where its normally accepted to be a conventional incendiary/smoke round.
What also distorts this issue is the US tendency to class every ten bob terrorist as a 'WMD'. Just because a bomb causes lots of casualties it's lumped in as a WMD, even if it is entirely conventional in nature. The term should be confined to CBRN weapon systems.