The United States acknowledged it will miss -- by more than three years -- an important international deadline for destroying its arsenal of chemical weapons.
The US Defense Department said in a statement it will not to able to liquidate 45 percent of its chemical stockpile by April 29, 2004, as required by the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention.
...The military is now expected to reach the elusive milestone by December 2007, the Pentagon said.
No detailed explanation for the postponement was given. But the department pointed out that its chemical demilitarization program "has had several delays due to unresolved political and operational issues that forced operational shutdowns or postponed start-up dates."....
So does this mean that some other country can now declare the U.S. a "rogue nation" that deserves to be bombed to within an inch of its life until "regime change" is accomplished?
(Link via Rational Enquirer.)