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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-04-03 04:55 PM
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Documents reveal Iraq's arms quest
WASHINGTON - New evidence has emerged which shows that deposed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein had links with several international companies to produce weapons of mass destruction.

American investigators have unearthed Iraqi records of Saddam's agents worldwide, a treasure trove of intelligence that US officials expect will help to identify foreigners paid to serve the former dictator's interests, the Asian Wall Street Journal (AWSJ) reported yesterday.

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The latest discovery will also unravel international networks for procuring missiles and other banned weapons, the report said.

A senior US official familiar with the records said the documents - along with interrogations of former regime officials - still have not turned up evidence that Iraq was producing chemical and biological weapons actively or had restarted its nuclear programme, as US President George W. Bush asserted prior to the war.

But the documents could lend credence to more recent assertions by the Bush administration that Saddam was seeking to develop long-range missiles as a preliminary step to renewing a programme of chemical and biological weapons
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More:
http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,218...

Gee, you'd think that Dubya would be leaking this through American press agencies rather than The Straits Times in Asia.

Hmmmm.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-04-03 04:58 PM
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1. Oh goodie, more 'links'
Saddam Hussein's regime had links to Martin Sheen!

Film at eleven!
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jenk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-04-03 05:00 PM
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2. well this has to come out now that the shit has hit the fan in Iraq
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-04-03 05:18 PM
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3. That came to mind here as well.
A test run?
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Leados Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-04-03 05:20 PM
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4. Wow, Saddam had a plan
to a plan. Good job, President Bush!
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peterh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-04-03 05:28 PM
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5. This strikes me as a rehash of old shit.
Im almost sure this same stuff was rolled out shortly after David Kay fell on his facethe WH must be hoping for short memories.
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-04-03 05:30 PM
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6. and it all links back to
Kevin Bacon, right?
yeah, i heard about that too...

dp
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damnraddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-04-03 06:59 PM
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7. Well, of course he uses the Straits Times --
he now finds himself in dire straits. LOL!
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