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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-04 12:05 AM
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25. and you seem to still think those WMD's are somewhere...
Edited on Tue Aug-10-04 12:49 AM by mike_c
...out in the desert. Ritter said they were gone in 2000 (date? I'm not going to search for the link now). Blix testified on the U.N.S.C. floor that there was little or no evidence to support U.S. assertions that Saddam Hussein had an active WMD development or deployment program. And of course, history has shown that to be the case.

on edit-- the al Samoud missiles were only just barely longer range than the U.N. mandate permitted. They were pushing the envelope, but if Iraq had seriously intended to build and hide a long range missile they would have built one that thrashed the limits rather than one that evidently tried to get as close to the limits as possible. And they did destroy the missles when confronted with the test firing data that showed them to slightly exceed the mandated range limits. they were sloppy, but not necessarily duplicitous.
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