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"Having claimed the uncertainty surrounding Iraq's WMD capability constituted a threat that could not go unchallenged in a post-9/11 world, one would have expected the two leaders [Bush & Blair] to insist on a military course of action that brought under immediate coalition control any aspect of potential WMD capability, especially relating to any possible nuclear threat. That the US military did not have a dedicated force to locate and neutralise these explosives underscores the fact that both Bush and Blair knew that there was no threat from Iraq, nuclear or otherwise."
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Rep. Henry A. Waxman's database of misleading statements about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction
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Duncan Hunter (R-CA) warned President Trump about Gulftainer's ties to Saddam Hussein's Iraqi WMD programs. .... The reports highlight Gulftainer's promises of blue-collar job creation while ignoring Gulftainer's connections to Iraq's WMD programs and to the company's joint-ventures with Russian ...
It is wise to remember the U.S.S. Maine, the Gulf of Tonkin and Iraqi WMD in assessing the rationale for the U.S. attack last weekend on Syria, says Ann Wright. By Ann Wright. Just a few hours before the arrival in Syria of UN chemical weapons inspectors to investigate the use of chemicals in Duma, ...

As it has been proven that the so-called “Iraqi weapons of mass destruction” intelligence was a fabricated one to justify the U.S.'s invasion of Iraq in 2003, it is understandable that the international community might want to be assured that it was indeed the Syrian regime that used the chemical weapons.
We have, as you have noted, been down this road before with the Iraq WMD debacle in 2003. Let us not repeat this mistake. By launching a war in Syria, we will be entering a military and political morass involving Iran and Russia that could have fatal consequences for the entire planet, especially if any of ...
“They need to get the facts and not react to emotion and also the so-called intelligence, particularly after the Iraqi WMD assertion that led to the US and UK invasion in 2003, which turned out to be nothing,” Maloof added. The former Pentagon official said that Western countries condemned Russia before ...
Book exposes eleven mysterious questions surrounding the death of Iraq WMD inspector Dr David Kelly. Questions about the death of Dr Kelly have persisted over the past 11 years and new evidence has come to light which raises doubts about the safety of the suicide verdict. But if his death wasn't a ...

I was a firsthand witness to the negative consequences of Bolton's style and substantive approach while serving as director of the office in the State Department's intelligence bureau (INR/SPM) responsible for monitoring Iraqi WMD issues. As my office delivered to him the heavy volume of sensitive ...
As ever, he had a vision and, as is indicated with that condition, genuinely “sees” things that aren't actually there (such as Iraqi weapons of mass destruction). Now Blair “sees” that the EU will agree to modify its adamantine rule on freedom of movement (one of the four pillars of the single market) so that ...
Judgements about the threat posed by Iraq's WMD 'were presented with a certainty that was not justified'. * Tony Blair told attorney general Lord Goldsmith that Iraq had committed breaches of UN Security Council resolution 1441 without giving evidence to back up his claim. * The Ministry of Defence was ...
When referring to the Iraq WMD failure, former CIA Director Michael Hayden remarked, “It was our intelligence estimates, we were wrong. It was a clean swing and a miss. It was our fault.” In either case, significant intelligence failures require getting it significantly wrong — not just a matter of degree.

During the George W. Bush administration, cherry-picked intelligence about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction fueled momentum for the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Former CIA Director Mike Hayden worries that the memo's release will damage congressional oversight and the effectiveness of law enforcement.
Iran's Foreign Minister likened Nikki Haley's presentation to Colin Powell's 2003 WMD speech about Iraq, which precipitated the disastrous US invasion and occupation of Iraq. by Jason Ditz | Antiwar.com. December 15th, 2017. By Jason Ditz | Antiwar.com ...
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is dismissing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley · Nimrata (Nikki) HaleyHaley slams Palestinian president on peace process at the UN: 'We will not chase after you' Washington puts Ethiopia's human rights abusers on notice Palestinian diplomat: Trump ...
A US report disputing the size of Iraq's supposed stockpile of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) prior to the 2003 invasion was not shared with the UK government, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said. Writing in his newly published memoir, the then-Chancellor in Tony Blair's Labour ...
The body of Dr David Kelly, the government chemical weapons expert who killed himself in 2003 after being outed as the source of a BBC story, has been exhumed, police have confirmed. The scientist's family reportedly had his remains cremated after asking for the grave to be dug up because they were ...
Special Report: Just as the West ignored signs in 2002-03 that anti-government Iraqis were fabricating WMD claims, evidence is being brushed aside that Syrian jihadists have ginned up chemical attacks, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry. The New York Times and other Western media have learned ...
President Trump has come under repeated criticism for his perceived slighting of the U.S. intelligence community in repeatedly citing the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction intelligence failure when downplaying intelligence reports, including the Russia NIA, about Russian interference in the 2016 election.


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