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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:51 AM
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From Sunday Times of London: Iraq Weapons Report Shelved!
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-816274,00....

The Sunday Times - Britain

September 14, 2003

Iraq weapons report shelved
David Leppard

BRITAIN and America have decided to delay indefinitely the publication of a full report on Iraqs weapons of mass destruction after inspectors found no evidence that any such weapons exist.

Efforts by the Iraq Survey Group, an Anglo-American team of 1,400 scientists, military and intelligence experts, to scour Iraq for the past four months to uncover evidence of chemical or biological weapons have so far ended in failure.

It had been expected that a progress report would be published tomorrow but MPs on Westminsters security and intelligence committee have been told that even this has been delayed and no new date set. British defence intelligence sources confirmed last week that the final report, which is to be submitted by David Kay, the survey groups leader, to George Tenet, head of the CIA, had been delayed and may not necessarily even be published.

In July Kay suggested on US television that he had seen enough evidence to convince himself that Saddam Hussein had had a programme to produce weapons of mass destruction. He expected to find strong evidence of missile delivery systems and probably evidence of biological weapons. But last week British officials said they believed Kay had been kite-flying and that no hard evidence had been uncovered.

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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:59 AM
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1. Kay lies again.
Why am I not surprised.
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priller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:04 AM
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2. 'Kite-flying' Kay
Ha ha! I can't wait for someone to say that at his next congressional hearing. "Hey David, go fly a kite!"
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Randi_Listener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:16 AM
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3. Kay f'ed the pooch again.
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birdman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:31 AM
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4. Irrefutable evidence Saddam masturbated while looking at pictures of WMDs
Well, there you have it.

Let's roll.

:nuke: :nuke: :nuke:
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:59 PM
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5. So this is the eagerly awaited report
that repubs have been saying will slap down the dem critics? And it is being shelved?

This will be fun to watch when this news gets to freeperville.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:21 PM
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6. why isn't this...
..headlining the Sunday shows?

Grrr.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:30 PM
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8. Report. What report?
You know, the massively damaging WMD report from David Kay.
Never heard of it.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:29 PM
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7. In other words... it was SO weak and easily debunkable
that even after a month of trying to cook/slant more "evidence" (in the way they slanted intel to sell the war), they couldn't pull it off.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:06 PM
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12. Or, it's being fileted, boiled, baked and grilled
and then released just in time for the '04 elections... :shrug:
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:26 PM
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9. "may not necessarily even be published"
Ah! A new one. Not a modified, limited hangout.

A negative, limited hangout.
When does a shoe not drop? Forever! Come back and ask us after forever.

It takes a puppy, puppy press to soothe a puppy mind.
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9215 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:53 PM
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10. Rumsfeld was Right!
An abscence of visible WMDs means Hussein is/was hiding something.....a "known unknown" is what he called it.

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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:02 PM
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11. HAH!!
I think that the congressional Dems ought to DEMAND some sort of progress report. The intelligence committee, the budget committee, we had 1,400 people over there doing what??

Lets get these guys out in the open admitting thru their own sources that this whole thing was a big pile of crap!!
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kayleybeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:06 PM
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13. I dunno...
I don't put anything past this administration. Could be that they are saving what they have and plan to release it closer to the election to try and make the Dems look bad. I hope I'm wrong, but it wouldn't surprise me.

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ProudGerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:11 PM
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15. it would be stupid of them to do that
They are going to get roasted for not putting this report out. Holding on to it will only further that hurt.

As so many have said, if they had anything that could be manipulated into being justification, we'd have already seen it.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:10 PM
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14. Not even the promised "weapons program" report.
:wow:
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:42 PM
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16. Tell me again
What about those dossiers? And that laundry list of WMD's that Colin presented to the UN. And the mushroom clouds? You mean it was all bullshit?

How many Iraqis did we kill? And how many US troops?

And now we are going to bankrupt the US economy because W hears voices in his head who tell him to go blow up some more brown people?
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