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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 12:28 PM
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Bush Did Not Consult CIA Before Making 45 Minutes Claim
Bush Did Not Consult CIA Before Making 45 Minutes Claim
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Big News Network.com Monday 21st July, 2003

The White House has confirmed on the weekend, that it did not seek CIA approval, before making public statements that, according to the British Government, Iraq could launch a biological or chemical attack in 45 minutes.

As reported exclusively on Big News Network.com through the week, President Bush told Congress leaders of the claim on September 26 last year, and then repeated the claim in a Rose Garden press conference.

The claim came from a dossier released by the British Government on September 24. On the day the dossier was released Ari Fleischer, the then White House Press Secretary, told reporters at his daily briefing, "The 45 minutes window under which Iraq is prepared to use biological and chemical weapons is one further sign of worries we have about Iraq, and their militaristic intentions."

The Washington Post reported Sunday that the claim was repeated by the president in his weekly radio address on September 28


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Now I know why Kelly was so important and why he was killed :bounce:
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Cush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 12:31 PM
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1. big surprise there (not)
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 12:31 PM by Cush
they would have told him the claim was bullshit, and that wouldn't have helped the push for war
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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 12:31 PM
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2. Oh Sorry Sorry its a dupe! So Sorry!
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schultzee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 01:01 PM
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3. I wish the news media would jump on all his lies.
Then perhaps we could get him impeached.
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