Originally Posted by mcbear
If you read what I wrote, you would note that I never, never said nonexistent. In fact, unless they were sterilized, the shells would always carry residue. All we know is that DEGRADED = LESS THAN 100%. We know nothing more.
Now, if it would not be too much trouble, please quit trying to change my words to try and bend a point.
Remember this is not a scientific discussion, it is political. If it were scientific, we would have real facts to deal with, not a one bullet fax with hazy details and five bullets with maybes.
We can only extrapolate from the POLITICAL SIDE that this is MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING because Bush was not running around with a permanent erection for a month after they were found and the WH had their obligatory "...told ya so" press conference.
Not being especially fond of Bush's crotch (there's got to be something Freudian lurking in that phrase), I'll leave it you divine his pleasure-moments.
Your words managed to evolve the plain, simple word, "degraded" into empty and residual. I applaud your parsimony, as overstating the virulence of the degraded chemical would be (Rumsfeld's favorite word) "Unhelpful." But I think your industrious efforts to prevent possible exaggeration result in greater precision and plainly, less accuracy.