Tuesday, August 26, 2003
The Search for WMDs
Cursor -- A Seattle forum on pre-Iraq war intelligence claims draws 1,100 people. One attendee quotes panelist and former U.S. ambassador Joseph Wilson as having told the gathering that it's of great interest to him to "see Karl Rove frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs."
U.S. weapons experts cast doubt on claims made by President Bush during an October 7 speech in Cincinnati, in which he said that Iraqi drones "could be used to disperse chemical or biological weapons across broad areas," and that Iraq was "exploring ways of using these UAVS for missions targeting the United States." Earlier: Speech also hyped Iraq-al-Qaeda connection.
In a New York Times op-ed, former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter wonders why the U.S. failed to secure the complex that housed the Iraqi National Monitoring Directorate, the repository for [ALL] Iraqi government records relating to its weapons programs.