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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:37 PM
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Blair retracts his claim that Iraq can attack us in '45 minutes' with WMDs
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/10/13/1097607294...

October 14, 2004


The Blair Government has withdrawn its headline-grabbing claim that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction that could be ready within 45 minutes.

Foreign Secretary Jack Straw revealed that the spy agency MI6 had formally withdrawn the 45-minute claim and separate intelligence about Iraq's plans to produce biological agents in another move to end the war's political impact.

MI6's move destroys two of the key intelligence lines used by the Government to justify its support for the Iraqi invasion.

Mr Straw said he did not accept "we were wrong" to depose the Iraq president and that "deciding to give Saddam Hussein the benefit of the doubt would have required a huge leap of faith". "I do not accept, even with hindsight, that we were wrong to act as we did," he said.


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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:38 PM
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1. Wow. Speedy little dickens aren' they.....impressive
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:41 PM
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2. This is the way "the truth comes out" about plots
Years from now, someone will leak that there never was a plot involving liquids on airplanes. When they can't be proven wrong, they make all the political hay they can with a lie.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:53 PM
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3. Now?! Good luck with THAT one in the war crimes trial.
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:56 PM
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4. now can we officially withdraw the thousands of dead? nt
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:20 PM
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5. Oops ... too late for that!
:cry:
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-12-06 08:58 AM
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6. These guys are so trustworthy n/t
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