Chertoff told Megyn Kelly Al-Qaeda had been experimenting with WMD in Afghanistan labs.
Advertisement - story continues below
“If we don’t eliminate the problem now it is only going to get worse. And, when we went into Afghanistan after 9-11 we found laboratories where Al-Qaeda was experimenting to try to come up with weapons of mass destruction. If we let ISIS build a state, build laboratories, sell oil and raise money, we’re going to be facing an enemy that is more formidable than we faced on 9-11.”
ISIS terrorists seized Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons stockpile at the Al Muthanna facility in June.
Chemical warfare agent filled aerial bombs await destruction at Muthanna complex Iraq in an undated file photo. (Photo: Reuters)
A file photo of the Al Muthanna chemical weapons plant north of Baghdad.