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Biernuts Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 01:30 PM
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16. Here's a link to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Fax, dated
21 June 2006, SUBJECT: Iraqi Chemical Munitions. It is addressed, not anybody in the Senate, but to the Chairman and full membership of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. <http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/Iraq_WMD_Declassifi... >

The DNI action, which had been requested by the committee chairman, declassifies key points from a National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) report on recovered munitions.

NGIC is a major subordinate command of the Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). It functions as the Army's all-source intelligence center and exists concurrently within both the inteligence commuity and the Department of Defense. Because the action requested declassification of foreign intelligence, it was the DNI's perogative, not the USD(I).

If you have something from the Pentagon that contradicts the WMD claim, can you post a link to it? Because this is definitely not a document that rebuts the existence of Iraqi WMD. To the contrary, it serves as both DoD and Intelligence confirmation of that fact.

Quotes from the document:

"Purpose: This summary provides an unclassified overview of chemical munitions rcovered in Iraq since May 2004."

"Key Points:"

"--Since 2003 Coalation forces have recovered approximately 500 weapons munitions which contain degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent."

"--Despite many efforts to locat and destrol Iraq's pre-Gulf War chemical munitions, filled and unfilled pre-Gulf War chemical munitions are assessed to still exist."

"--Pre-Gulf War Iraqi chemical weapons could be sold on the black market. Use...by terrorists or insurgnt groups would have implications for Coalation Forces.... The possibility of use outside Iraq cannot be ruled out."

"--The most likely munitions remaining are sarin and mustard-filled projctiles."

"--The purity of the agent...depends on many factors.... While agents degrade over time, chemical warfare agents remain hazardous and potentially lethal."

"It has been reported in open press that insurgents and Iraqi groups desire to acquire and use chemical weapons."

Here's a second link, to a "Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists". You will probably recognize this well-known peace group by their "Doomsday Clock" showing a countdown to nuclear armegedden. (currently 7 minutes till midnight) The article was about WWI chemical munitions posing a threat to a Wash DC suburb in 2001. <http://www.thebulletin.org/article.php?art_ofn=so01tuck... >
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