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dutchdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:19 PM
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Does this mean Bush lied? Is this proof?
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jksonc/docs/nie-iraq-wmd.h...
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Although we assess that Saddam does not yet have nuclear weapons or sufficient material to make any, he remains intent on acquiring them. Most agencies assess that Baghdad started reconstituting its nuclear program about the time that UNSCOM inspectors departedDecember 1998.
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Without such material from abroad, Iraq probably would not be able to make a weapon until 2007 to 2009, owing to inexperience in building and operating centrifuge facilities to produce highly enriched uranium and challenges in procuring the necessary equipment and expertise

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The Director, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, US Air Force, does not agree that Iraq is developing UAVs primarily intended to be delivery platforms for chemical and biological warfare (CBW) agents. The small size of Iraqs new UAV strongly suggests a primary role of reconnaissance, although CBW delivery is an inherent capability.

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In INRs view Iraqs efforts to acquire aluminum tubes is central to the argument that Baghdad is reconstituting its nuclear weapons program, but INR is not persuaded that the tubes in question are intended for use as centrifuge rotors. INR accepts the judgment of technical experts at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) who have concluded that the tubes Iraq seeks to acquire are poorly suited for use in gas centrifuges to be used for uranium enrichment and finds unpersuasive the arguments advanced by others to make the case that they are intended for that purpose. INR considers it far more likely that the tubes are intended for another purpose, most likely the production of artillery rockets. The very large quantities being sought, the way the tubes were tested by the Iraqis, and the atypical lack of attention to operational security in the procurement efforts are among the factors, in addition to the DOE assessment, that lead INR to conclude that the tubes are not intended for use in Iraqs nuclear weapon program.

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sistersofmercy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:37 PM
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1. I bookmarked this I'd love to see the document, there must be an AF
intel report. If this could get national along with the Wilson scandal, I think a whole house of cards will surely tumble.
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whathappened Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:39 PM
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2. this may be my own opinion
but jr. is a plain and simple lier , everything that comes out of his mouth i take it as a grain of salt , he has lied his whole life and nothing can change a person who lives there lifes as a lier
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