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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 11:13 AM
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(UK) Spy Chief: We Knew Iraq Dismantled Weapons
Source: SKY News

The UK knew Iraq had dismantled its long-range missile before the war, an intelligence chief has told an official inquiry into the invasion.

Sir John Scarlett, chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee when the conflict began, said Iraq had taken apart a weapon capable of reaching Israel by 2003.

A weapon with that reach could have posed a threat to British military bases in Cyprus.

To reassemble it would have taken one or two days, he told the public hearing.

Sir John, who went on to head MI6, was responsible for the September 2002 report which became popularly known as the "dodgy dossier".

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Sir John conceded it would have been better if had been "spelled out in the dossier that the word was munitions, not weapons".

There was "no conscious intention to manipulate the language," he insisted.

Read more: http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Politics/Iraq-War-Inqu...
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 11:14 AM
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1. So why isn't Bush, Blair and Cheney in jail on murder charges, again???
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 11:23 AM
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2. Because our savior (Obama) is protecting them.
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 11:53 AM
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3. The UK and US government manipulated information and should be punished
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 11:58 AM
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4. ''no conscious intention to manipulate the language''


"D-uh! No weapons of mass destruction here. Heh heh heh."
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 12:07 PM
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5. And Dr. Kelly committed suicide.
The inquiries are going to continue. We're not all battered housewives.
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vinylsolution Donating Member (807 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-08-09 01:18 PM
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6. Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Blair....
Edited on Tue Dec-08-09 01:19 PM by vinylsolution
... will have to spend the rest of their lives looking over their shoulders.

Arrest them on sight! Do it for Dr Kelly.





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