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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 10:35 AM
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WMD absence 'makes public doubt terror threat'
Independent
By Nigel Morris and Marie Woolf
09 February 2005


The failure to uncover weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has undermined government attempts to convince the public of the terrorist threat to Britain, Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, said yesterday.

As he raised the prospect of judge-only trials of terrorism suspects, he told MPs that deadly attacks had been thwarted and anyone who believed this country was immune from al-Qa'ida was living in a "dream world". But he conceded: "Events around the weapons of mass destruction issue in Iraq have led to a scepticism about the quality of intelligence on important matters.

"I don't think that is fair. But there's no doubt that the great range of issues around that have given rise to scepticism and doubt, in its genuine sense, not necessarily disbelief, about what we can and cannot believe about security assessments."

Mr Clarke signalled that the Government was preparing to counter public complacency by highlighting the terrorist organisations plotting outrages in this country. "Those who say there is no threat are living in a dream world in which there's no reality," he told the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee.

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/story.jsp?story=...
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atommom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 10:45 AM
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1. I wish the American public were as sceptical as the British public!
Most non-Dems I know seem to have completely forgotten about the WMDs.
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 10:50 AM
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2. Exactly!
It's truly amazing.

And true to form, none of them consider that Rove (who was instrumental in the constant beat of the feardrum during the campaign) has just been promoted into 'official' policy making position. He now has the authority to use the same tactics on the rest of the world that he put in play on Americans during the campaign. In essence, we were just a test case. :scared: :scared: :scared:
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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 10:51 AM
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4. US doesn't have a national press like the Brits...who also have
long well documented history of loathing Bush1 and 2 for all the obvious reasons.....
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aden_nak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 10:50 AM
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3. "Lying causes people to distrust you."
Shocking!
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