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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:19 PM
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Paul Pillar-Iraq may still seek WMDs
Official: Iraq may still seek WMDs


BY TIMOTHY M. PHELPS
WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF

March 10, 2006


WASHINGTON -- A former top CIA official said Thursday that despite the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, Iraq is likely to be looking for weapons of mass destruction within the next five to 10 years.

Paul Pillar, who until last year was in charge of intelligence assessments for the Middle East, said the CIA warned the Bush administration before the Iraq invasion in 2003 that a change of regimes would not necessarily solve any WMD problem.

In a speech at the Middle East Institute here, Pillar said Iraqis live in "a dangerous neighborhood," with rival countries pursuing weapons of mass destruction. So the CIA had warned that a future Iraqi government would likely want the very weapons Hussein was (wrongly) suspected of hiding, including nuclear weapons, he said.

"Iraq may turn once again to ... a WMD program," Pillar, who is retired from the CIA, said Thursday. "And wouldn't that be ironic?"


http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-wowmd0...
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SongOfTheRayne Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:23 PM
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1. This has gone from stupid to rediculous and tiresome...
really, they're just running this story into the ground...
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:27 PM
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2. Come On - They Are So Disorganized It Will Be Decades Before....
they recover from the U.S. occupation.
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