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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-05 05:07 PM
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14. Russia didn't think there were WMD
Putin demands proof over Iraqi weapons

Vladimir Putin yesterday rejected Anglo-American claims that Saddam Hussein already possesses weapons of mass destruction and told Tony Blair that the best way to resolve the conflict of evidence is not war, but the return of UN inspectors to Iraq.

With a tense Mr Blair alongside him at his dacha near Moscow, the Russian president took the unusual step of citing this week's sceptical CIA report on the Iraqi military threat to assert: "Fears are one thing, hard facts are another".
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"Russia does not have in its possession any trustworthy data that supports the existence of nuclear weapons or any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and we have not received any such information from our partners as yet. This fact has also been supported by the information sent by the CIA to the US Congress."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/ukresponse/story/0,11017,8106...
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  -Since there was a world-wide intel failure, was there a world-wide cantstandbush  Nov-02-05 07:49 AM   #0 
  - I have been wondering about this myself and meaning to research  Laura PackYourBags   Nov-02-05 07:53 AM   #1 
  - p.s. Think I'll write Frank Rich as an idea for a story.  Laura PackYourBags   Nov-02-05 07:55 AM   # 
  - There were other countries that stated they felt too that  halobeam   Nov-02-05 08:16 AM   #8 
     - Thanks Halobeam - Just sent this to Frank Rich....  Laura PackYourBags   Nov-02-05 08:23 AM   #9 
        - Hope he does it. I think there are many people who'd like  halobeam   Nov-02-05 12:51 PM   #12 
  - Could someone explain  TallahasseeGrannie   Nov-02-05 07:54 AM   #2 
  - The forgeries were sort of the icing on the cake. Here was proof  FloridaPat   Nov-02-05 07:58 AM   #6 
  - Well, the theory is that Cheney and others wanted to go to war  Laura PackYourBags   Nov-02-05 08:04 AM   #7 
  - What?  Uben   Nov-02-05 07:54 AM   #3 
  - There was no world-wide intel failure. 90% of the gov'ts and people  FloridaPat   Nov-02-05 07:55 AM   #4 
  - It was the world vs. bush  boreDem   Nov-02-05 07:56 AM   #5 
  - Coalition of the Willing very small and were bribed...  readmylips   Nov-02-05 08:30 AM   #10 
  - Please recommend this up so we can get some more input on this.  cantstandbush   Nov-02-05 08:32 AM   #11 
  - No "world wide" intel failure at all. All the facts were publicly ...  understandinglife   Nov-02-05 12:54 PM   #13 
  - Russia didn't think there were WMD  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-02-05 05:07 PM   #14 
  - What about Blix, Ritter, El debari...what did they say prior to invasion?  cantstandbush   Nov-02-05 09:21 PM   #15 
 

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