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Weapons of Mass Destruction
Last updated: Sunday, January 6, 2008 16:22
28/1/08 Nuke ‘Em All, and Let Allah Sort It Out By William Schroder
6/1/08 NUCLEAR USA: An overview of policies at home and abroad SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER 2007
17/8/06 Mass murder in the skies: was the plot feasible? Let’s whip up some TATP and find out By Thomas C Greene
18/8/06 How Many and Where Were the Nukes? What the U.S. Government No Longer Wants You to Know about Nuclear Weapons During the Cold War
28/7/06 Immediate Action: Depleted Uranium Situation Worsens
29/6/06 Britain’s nuclear-weapons fix Paul Rogers
14/6/06 U.S. insists on right to develop arms for outer space
27/4/06 Say “No” to weapons in space
14/4/06 China fears drive big US arms projects
15/3/06 Uranium bombing in Iraq contaminates Europe by Bob Nichols
10/3/06 Gen. Pace to Troops: Don’t Nuke Iran: Illegal, immoral orders should be disobeyed by Jorge Hirsch
8/2/06 Defense Spending approaching Cold War high
1/2/06 Bush’s Missile Defence will cost $247 billion by 2024 By MARTIN SIEFF
1/06 U.S. Nuclear Weapons Stocks, 2006
27/9/04 The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction: “Owning the Weather” for Military Use by Michel Chossudovsky
2/1/01 Washington’s New World Order Weapons Have the Ability to Trigger Climate Change Michel Chossudovsky
23/8/05 Resources - The Project on Defense Alternatives
19/8/05 Former Head Of Pentagon’s Depleted Uranium Project Says Thousands Of Troops Are Sick And Dying From Illegal DU Use And Military’s Failure To Admit Responsibility Greg Szymanski
28/6/05 US resumes production of Cold War plutonium By Andrew Buncombe in Washington
29/6/05 The Privatization of War by Niloufer Bhagwat
27/6/05 U.S. Has Plans to Again Make Own Plutonium By WILLIAM J. BROAD
16/3/05 Pentagon Has Far-Reaching Defense Spacecraft in Works By Walter Pincus
3/3/05 Missile Counter-Attack – An open letter to Condi Rice 3/3/05
16/2/05 A New Model Army Soldier Rolls Closer to the Battlefield

US N-strategy calls for outsourcing strikes

09/04/04 Dark Matter By Chris Floyd

16/03/04 PDF Version
06/03/04 Tenet Says He Couldn't Tell, Dubya Was Wrong … Condy Wasn't Sure, Powell Says No Misleading … Dick Cheney is Still in Secret Locations … Rummy Just Found Out…
15/02/04 Bush Administration Officials’ Lies about Iraq’s Supposed WMD in Their Own Words
12/02/04 The Big Bush Lie on WMD – It's Clinton’s Fault – Says Top GOP Leaders
11/02/04 National Security Archive Update on WMD
08/02/04 Obviously No WMD Stockpiles in Iraq … Now It’s About Rewording WMD Intent for Bush and Blair…
07/02/04 Team Spirit By Chris Floyd
07/02/04 Another Propaganda Coup, with media’s help, not ‘intelligence
07/02/04 Controversy surrounds the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
06/02/04 How Bush And Blair Chose War And Then Chose The Justification Part 2
04/02/04 How Bush And Blair Chose War And Then Chose The Justification Part 1
05/02/04 Tenet Says Analysts Never Painted Iraq as Imminent Threat
05/02/04 The Amazing Shrinking Justification for War
05/02/04 Investigation as Coverup by Chalmers Johnson
05/02/04 “Intelligence and Arms Control Experts Analyze Powell’s UN Speech, CIA Estimates on Iraqi Weapons One Year Later”
  The Hutton Report (PDF 1.9mb)
  The Hutton Report – Summary of Conclusions
  WMD – Things Fall Apart Links
05/05/04 Plutonium Files: How the U.S. Secretly Fed Radioactivity to Thousands of Americans *
Denver-based journalist Eileen Welsome reveals how as a reporter for the tiny Albuquerque Tribune (circulation 35,000) she uncovered one of the country's great Cold War secrets: the U.S. government had knowingly exposed thousands of human Guinea pigs with radiation poisoning including 18 Americans who had plutonium injected directly into their bloodstream.

04/05/04 * Colorado's Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant *

We speak with Colorado University professor Len Ackland about the former plutonium-processing Rocky Flats nuclear bomb making plant. Ackland is author of the book Making A Real Killing: Rocky Flats and the Nuclear West that examines the four-decade history of Rocky Flats.


* Grand Jury Accuses Justice Department of Rocky Flats Nuclear Cover-Up *

We speak with Wes McKinley, a Colorado rancher and the foreman of a grand jury that investigated activity at Rocky Flats about the charges he makes in his new book The Ambushed Grand Jury: How the Justice Department Covered Up Government Nuclear Crimes and How We Caught Them Red Handed.


* Recycling Plutonium: How the EPA Plans to Disburse Toxic Waste From the Lowry Landfill to the Sewage System and into CO Farmlands *

We speak with Colorado University Environmental Studies professor Adrienne Anderson about the Lowry Landfill. Citizen groups claim the landfill is widely contaminated with highly radioactive plutonium and other deadly wastes. The EPA now wants to treat the contaminated groundwater at the landfill and discharge it into the Denver metro sewage system.


18/03/04 Polish President: We were 'taken for a ride' about Iraq's WMD:
"That they deceived us about the weapons of mass destruction, that's true. We were taken for a ride," Kwasniewski said.
17/03/04 Bush camp exposed as 'serial liars':
US President George Bush and his four top advisers made a combined total of 237 misleading public statements on the threat posed by Iraq. The claim was made in a congressional report released on Tuesday.

Iraq on the Record: Database Containing The Bush Administration's Public Statements on Iraq :
A comprehensive record of the statements made by the five Administration officials most responsible for providing public information and shaping public opinion on Iraq: President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Colin Powell, and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice.

Our Nation Betrayed: The Iraq WMD Intelligence Deception:
If we are to maintain a viable federal government, President George W. Bush and the officials who orchestrated this deception must be held accountable to the American citizens. A Must Read

07/03/04 Hans Blix: 'I learnt I had been vilified, crucified and made to look like an imbecile' :
US tried to force the issue of 'smoking guns' without finding hard evidence .,2763,1163426,00.html

U.S., Certain That Iraq Had Illicit Arms, Reportedly Ignored Contrary Reports:
In the two years before the war in Iraq, American intelligence agencies reviewed but ultimately dismissed reports from Iraqi scientists, defectors and other informants who said Saddam Hussein's government did not possess illicit weapons, according to government officials.

Need to build a case for war? Step forward Mr Chalabi:
If governments are going to rely on intelligence, its reliability is critical,12956,1163522,00.html

Chalabi denies misleading US:
Iraqi Governing Council member Ahmad Chalabi says he is tired of being blamed for misleading the United States about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and points the finger instead at the CIA.

Transcript shows early effort to discredit ambassador:
A transcript subpoenaed in the CIA leak probe reveals the White House press operation began efforts to personally discredit former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV days before a columnist blew the cover of his CIA-officer wife.

06/03/04 US Sen Kennedy:CIA Director Must Come Clean With Congress :
CIA Director George Tenet must come clean with Congress and explain why he waited until last month to "set the record straight" that Iraq posed no immediate threat to the U.S. in the months leading up to the war, a leading Senate Democrat said Friday.
04/03/04 UK: Attorney General conceded doubts over legality of war:
The Foreign Office memo, which has been submitted to a Commons select committee, was seized on by critics as evidence that important caveats in the legal advice were excluded from the summary published by the Government.
03/03/04 Admit WMD mistake, survey chief tells Bush :
David Kay, the man who led the CIA's postwar effort to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, has called on the Bush administration to "come clean with the American people" and admit it was wrong about the existence of the weapons.

UN Iraq Inspectors Say U.S. Has Not Cooperated :
U.N. arms inspectors on Tuesday complained that a lack of cooperation by the United States had stymied their efforts to completely account for Iraqi weapons.

02/03/04 U.N.: Iraq had no WMD after 1994 :
A report from U.N. weapons inspectors to be released today says they now believe there were no weapons of mass destruction of any significance in Iraq after 1994, according to two U.N. diplomats who have seen the document.

UK: Extreme measures :
Our prime minister is up to his neck in it. His attorney general appears to have changed his advice about the legality of the war a few days before it began. Blair refuses to release either version, apparently for fear that he will be exposed as a liar and a war criminal.,3604,1159775,00.html

01/03/04 Threat of legal action fails to silence Short:
The confrontation between Clare Short and Tony Blair over the Iraq war escalated yesterday after she defied a warning from the Cabinet Secretary of possible legal action for speaking to the media about government secrets.

UK: Doubts on case for conflict may bring flood of claims :
Doubts about the legality of the war could lead to a flood of compensation claims against the government from servicemen injured in Iraq, according to a leading international lawyer.,2763,1159251,00.html

Britain to keep key report under wraps:
The British Government said today it would not disclose a key report on the legality of the Iraq war, as requested by the opposition and anti-war advocates.

29/02/04 Clare Short: Was Attorney General leant on to sanction war? :
In her own words, the former cabinet minister questions the legality of conflict

Revealed: Attorney General changed his advice on legality of Iraq war:
Lord Goldsmith believed that a 'further UN resolution was needed'. Blair under increasing pressure to publish full legal case for Iraq war

US told UK Attorney General to alter legal advice on Iraq war:
The attorney general initially told Tony Blair that an invasion of Iraq would be illegal without a new resolution from the United Nations and only overturned his advice when Washington ordered Downing Street to find legal advice which would justify the war.

Army chiefs feared Iraq war illegal just days before start :
Britain's Army chiefs refused to go to war in Iraq amid fears over its legality just days before the British and American bombing campaign was launched.,12239,1158859,00.html

Beware smoking Guns :
While the legal basis for war with Iraq remains a secret, Tony Blair is one leak away from resignation

The whistleblower, the loose cannon and the case for war:
A week that began with extraordinary and embarrassing revelations about British spying at the UN in the run-up to the Iraq war has ended with the far more damaging suspicion that the Government is attempting to withhold evidence that may reveal there was no legal justification for the invasion in the first place.

Rebel MP vows: I'll take Blair with me:
RENEGADE British MP Clare Short has vowed to topple Prime Minister Tony Blair if she is forced to quit amid an outcry over her sensational claims that Western intelligence agencies bugged the office of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in the lead-up to the war in Iraq.

Revealed: US dirty tricks to win vote on Iraq war:
Secret document details American plan to bug phones and emails of key Security Council members

27/02/04 UN chief stood in way of war plans :
In the last few weeks before the invasion of Iraq it became clear that President George Bush, with Tony Blair in tow, was bent on war – and one of the key people standing in his way was the UN secretary general, Kofi Annan.,2763,1157528,00.html

Duplicity, evasions – but no answers :
The revelations of Katharine Gun should not have come as too big a surprise. After all, we have come to expect the worst of our security services when they are guided by men and women of little principle. Yet when we bug our allies to undermine them at the UN, we are plumbing new depths.

Spying On UN Sec General Part Of Larger Campaign To Undermine UN Missions In Iraq

Blix's phone tapped: sources:
The British or US intelligence services monitored former United Nations chief weapons inspector Hans Blix's mobile phone whenever he was in Iraq, sources have told the ABC.

How Britain and the US keep watch on the world:
Nothing politically or militarily significant, whether mentioned in a telephone call, in a conversation in the office of the secretary general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, or in a company fax or e-mail, escapes its attention.

Britain's spying shame:
Fury at claims Britain spied on UN: There was speculation at Westminster last night that the bugging was carried out by American security services but that Mr Blair did not wish to say so for fear of upsetting the Bush administration.

Australian spy circle tied to UN bugging:
Australia was privy to the phone-tapping operation on the United Nations figures Kofi Annan and Hans Blix before the Iraq war, receiving transcripts under the intelligence-sharing arrangement with the US and Britain.

Senate Panel Presses Bush On War's Plan:
Faced with a refusal by the Bush administration to provide certain documents related to prewar intelligence on Iraq, the Senate intelligence committee voted in a closed session on Thursday to move toward a possible subpoena

Audio: Scott Ritter Press Conference:
In the wide ranging and hard hitting press conference, Ritter described and denounced major media's role in deceiving the American people into war.

26/02/04 Bush misused Iraq WMD report to justify war: Kay :
"Politicians don't go around picking their weakest arguments," Kay said.
24/02/04 Hans Blix: US 'created' weapons facts:
"During a meeting at the White House at the end of October 2002, six months before the beginning of the war, Cheney told us he would not hesitate to discredit the inspections"

CIA accused of lying about WMDs:
Senator Carl Levin of Michigan said Tenet presented false information to the UN during public hearings about all the top suspected weapons of mass destruction sites in Iraq before the war

Bush Lies Uncovered:
For those still puzzling over the why the Bush administration decided to invade Iraq, two key players offered important, but curiously unnoticed, clues this week by two central players.

23/02/04 Daniel Ellsberg: Where are Iraq's Pentagon papers?:
I urge patriotic and conscientious Americans who have access to these documents, and who know it is wrong for their bosses to lie to the public about why we are in this war, to consider doing what I wish I had done in 1964 or early 1965, years earlier than I did: Go to Congress and the press; tell the truth, with documents.

Daily Brief with Ray McGovern :
When I ask Ray McGovern if the findings of President Bush‚s commission on intelligence failures in Iraq will give us answers˜even if it doesn‚t get them to us until well after the November election˜he has a one-word answer: "No."

22/02/04 Officials: U.S. still paying millions to group that provided false Iraqi intelligence:
The Department of Defense is continuing to pay millions of dollars for information from the former Iraqi opposition group that produced some of the exaggerated and fabricated intelligence President Bush used to argue his case for war.

Is this the face of the man who gave Blair the cue for 45-minute WMD claim?:
A former Iraqi general who disappeared from Denmark three days before the beginning of the war to oust Saddam Hussein is thought to be the man who passed on the notorious "45-minute" claim to British intelligence.

The Truth Always Comes Out In The Wash:
Chalabi was made to order for the people who wanted to invade Iraq — and it is abundantly clear that his intelligence was made to order, too.

Who Has What? : Weapons of Mass Destruction: WMD programs & possession:
128,000+: Estimated number of nuclear warheads built worldwide since 1945. 98% of these nuclear warheads have been built by the United States (55 percent or 70,000+) and Russia (43 percent or 55,000+)

Israel: Weapons of Mass Destruction Capabilities and Programs:
Most public estimates range between 100-200 weapons (e.g., Amy Dockser Marcus, “Growing Dangers: U.S. Drive to Curb Doomsday Weapons In Mideast Is Faltering,” Wall Street Journal, 9/6/96, p. A1), but one analyst concludes that “the Israeli nuclear arsenal contains as many as 400 deliverable nuclear and thermonuclear weapons.”

America tore out 8000 pages of Iraq dossier:
THE United States edited out more than 8000 crucial pages of Iraq’s 11,800-page dossier on weapons, before passing on a sanitised version to the 10 non-permanent members of the United Nations security council.

Skeptics in Britain doubt suicide in death of Iraq weapons adviser :
‘’It’s absolutely unbelievable to me … that a person could die just by cutting that artery,’’ said Dr. Andrew Rouse. ‘’The established wisdom is that it’s practically impossible to bleed to death’’ from a wrist artery, he said.

Ghosts of 1973 still haunt Israel as its spies face Iraq probe:
Allegations that Israel‚s intelligence services provided the US with false information that Saddam possessed WMD because they wanted to encourage the Americans to attack Iraq and eliminate one of the Jewish state‚s staunchest enemies without having to involve Israel.

19/02/04 Data From Iraqi Exiles Under Scrutiny:
In the years before the war in Iraq, an exile group set up a team of analysts in Washington, underwritten by United States government funds, to distribute a steady stream of reports on Saddam Hussein to the government and the news media, according to government officials and a document the group submitted to Congress.

Ahmad Chalabi and His Iranian Connection:
Chalabi, like any anti-Hussein leader, clearly would have had a vested interest in providing the United States with information that would lead it to invade Iraq and open the door for a new regime — particularly a regime in which Shia would play a leading role. It ought not to have been a surprise that intelligence coming from the INC and Chalabi would tend to entice the United States to war.

Pentagon offices face probe on Iraq claims:
At issue are the activities of the Office of Special Plans and the Counter Terrorism Evaluation Group, which operated under the auspices of Douglas Feith, undersecretary of defence for policy and a leading Pentagon hawk

Chalabi stands by faulty intelligence that toppled Saddam’s regime:
An Iraqi leader accused of feeding faulty pre-war intelligence to Washington said yesterday his information about Saddam Hussein’s weapons, even if discredited, had achieved the aim of persuading America to topple the dictator.;$session

18/02/04 Heads should roll’ over Iraq:
Richard Perle, a chief proponent of last year’s U.S. invasion of Iraq, yesterday called for the chiefs of the Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Defence Intelligence Agency to step down because of their faulty conclusions that Saddam Hussein possessed mass-killing weapons.

The neo-con philosophy of intelligence:
“I don’t know all the facts,” President George W Bush said recently about Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction. Perhaps he should have known them before declaring war. But, respond the neo-conservatives who are leading the push to reshape the US intelligence apparatus, intelligence shouldn’t be about facts, but about basic instincts.

17/02/04 Uri Avnery: Yes, Minister!: Intelligence failure and Iraq’s non-existent WMDs :
At this moment, three parallel but separate commissions of inquiry are at work: Of course, the commissions are not really intended to discover the truth. Their purpose is whitewash. In order to understand what has happened, no honorable judge, Lord, former senator or retired Mossad operative is required. Simple common sense will do.
15/02/04 Eric Margolis: WMD: A primer :
Let’s be clear on what is – and isn’t – a weapon of mass destruction
14/02/04 John W. Dean : President Bush’s New Iraq Commission Won’t Be Investigating the Key WMD Issue:
His commission is a sham, and simply ignores the very reason he was pressured to create it. Yet it seems no one is complaining — or at least, no one who could force the commencement of an legitimate investigation.

Kay: Bush Should Admit “Error” on Iraq WMD :
Former U.S. weapons inspector David Kay is advising President Bush to acknowledge he was wrong about hidden storehouses of weapons in Iraq and move ahead with overhauling the intelligence process.

Iraq arms hunt in doubt in ‘02:
The classified U.S. intelligence study findings diverge from statements by U.S. officials that caches of banned weapons would be found. In February 2003, two months after completion of the study, CIA Director George Tenet told lawmakers, “I think we will find caches of weapons of mass destruction, absolutely.”

Government ‘warned’ on intelligence:
Intelligence agencies told the Federal Government in the weeks before the Iraq war that some of the Bush Administration’s claims justifying an invasion were exaggerated, according to one of Australia’s most senior intelligence officials.

13/02/04 Government ‘warned’ on intelligence:
Intelligence agencies told the Federal Government in the weeks before the Iraq war that some of the Bush Administration’s claims justifying an invasion were exaggerated, according to one of Australia’s most senior intelligence officials.

Blix Fears Iraq Weapons Reports Distortion:
-Former chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix said Thursday he was sure President Bush’s election campaign would twist his reports on Saddam Hussein’s arsenal to justify the war in Iraq.

12/02/04 Public vs classified versions of Iraq intelligence report differed:

Blair’s claim is simply incredible:
A former senior intelligence officer challenges Lord Hutton’s account,3604,1146236,00.html

11/02/04 David Kay: No point in searching for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq:
The former chief of the group of experts responsible for finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, David Kay, said there was no point in continuing to hunt for arms he said “really did not exist.”

Study of Rhetoric On Iraq Is Urged:
David Kay, the former chief U.S. arms inspector in Iraq, said yesterday that President Bush’s new commission on intelligence should study how the president and his senior policymakers used the information they received from intelligence agencies.

Study of Rhetoric On Iraq Is Urged:
David Kay, the former chief U.S. arms inspector in Iraq, said yesterday that President Bush’s new commission on intelligence should study how the president and his senior policymakers used the information they received from intelligence agencies.

The Tale Of The Lying Defector:
How An Iraqi “Fabricator” Duped America’s Spooks

Rumsfeld “Unaware” Of WMD Claim:
US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he cannot remember hearing the claim that Iraq could launch weapons of mass destruction within 45 minutes.

Powell exposed by his barefaced lies on Iraq:
Powell’s “evidence” and “facts” have proved to be not only “assertions” and “conjecture”, but erroneous ones at that. But one year, one war, no UN resolution and thousands of deaths later, we are still waiting for someone to pay the price for a conflict that never needed to start and sparked a resistance that shows no sign of ending.

10/02/04 Doubts, dissent stripped from public Iraq assessment:
The public version of the U.S. intelligence community’s key prewar assessment of Iraq’s illicit arms programs was stripped of dissenting opinions, warnings of insufficient information and doubts about deposed dictator Saddam Hussein’s intentions, a review of the document and its once-classified version shows.

Jay Bookman: Bush bullied CIA in order to dupe us:
The Bush administration is now admitting that WMD were never the reason for the war. They chose to invade Iraq not to protect us from anthrax or nuclear attack, but because they hoped that an invasion would inspire new respect for U.S. power and would allow us to use Iraq as a base from which to transform the entire Arab world.

David H. Hackworth: Calling Maj. Ritter:
What a shame that the president and his platoon of let‚s-get-Saddam neocons, Congress and the CIA‚s Tenet didn‚t listen to the man-in-the-know when he cautioned: “U.S. and Iraqi casualties will be significant. … We can‚t go to war based on ignorance.‰ data
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Russia proved right on Iraq WMD: Russia’s UN ambassador:
“We said that we don’t have information which would prove that the WMD, weapons of mass destruction, programmes remain in Iraq.

Pundit O’Reilly Now Skeptical About Bush:
Conservative television news anchor Bill O’Reilly said on Tuesday he was now skeptical about the Bush administration and apologized to viewers for supporting prewar claims that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

Bush cried ‘wolf’ on Iraq’s threat:
It was all scare tactics. We now know Saddam had no serious ties to the 9/11 terrorists, and he had bowed to the United Nations and scrapped his nuclear, chemical and biological programs. The British report was bogus. Bush was crying wolf, and he’s now scrambling to justify a $150 billion war, 600 U.S. and allied deaths and 13,000 Iraqi deaths.
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Ex-judge on Iraq inquiry ‘involved in cover-up’:
Laurence Silberman, a retired judge nominated by the Bush administration as the co-chairman of the commission investigating pre-war intelligence on Iraq, was involved in a major cover-up during the Reagan era, his critics alleged yesterday.,2763,1144586,00.html

Agency: Iraqi defector made up weapons report:
A classified “fabrication notification” about the defector, a former Iraqi major, was issued by the DIA to other U.S. intelligence agencies in May 2002, but it was then repeatedly overlooked, three senior intelligence officials said.

The WMD Inspector No One Heeded:
St. Matthew wrote: “A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country.”

09/02/04 Bush’s Iraq commission and the “intelligence failure” fraud
Part One:
Part Two:

Agency: Iraqi defector made up weapons report:
A classified “fabrication notification” about the defector, a former Iraqi major, was issued by the DIA to other U.S. intelligence agencies in May 2002, but it was then repeatedly overlooked, three senior intelligence officials said.

The WMD Inspector No One Heeded :
St. Matthew wrote: “A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country.”

Scott Ritter: Kerry, Too, Needs to Clear the Air:
The problem for Sen. Kerry, of course, is that he, too, is culpable in the massive breach of public trust that has come to light regarding Iraq, WMD and the rush to war.

Missed Signals On WMD?:
The intelligence failure in Iraq began with U.N. weapons inspectors, who gathered detailed evidence that Saddam Hussein had destroyed his weapons of mass destruction in 1991 but never presented those findings forcefully to the world, according to Iraq’s top nuclear scientist.

Administration Distorted Intelligence Reports:
If you listen only to weapons inspector David Kay, you would have the impression that the Bush administration was nothing but an innocent victim of poor intelligence information.

08/02/04 No Need For An Investigation! McCain Says Bush did not manipulate Iraq intelligence:
U.S. Senator John McCain, who will sit on a commission investigating failures in the intelligence used to justify the Iraq war, said on Friday he did not believe President George W. Bush had manipulated information.

France Denies All Allies’ Iraq Intelligence Wrong:
Senator John McCain told reporters at a global security conference: “It wasn’t just an American intelligence failure, it was German, it was French, it was British, it was Israeli — it was all intelligence failures, and we need to find out why that happened.”

Iraqi exile admits he never checked WMD intelligence:
Technical experts were baffled by weapons data that ‘did not fit in’

Blix says Iraq threat exaggerated:
Former chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix has accused London and Washington of exaggerating the threat of Iraqi weapons to justify waging war and says they should have been more sincere.

Ability to make WMDs reason enough for war:
Bush, Cheney: President George Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney said on Saturday that the war in Iraq was justified because Saddam Hussein could have made weapons of mass destruction.

Powell says Iraq arms furore gets on his nerves:
Secretary of State Colin Powell has accused critics of politicising the United States’ failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and said it is getting on his nerves.

Britain spied on UN allies over war vote:
Britain helped America to conduct a secret and potentially illegal spying operation at the United Nations in the run-up to the Iraq war, The Observer can reveal.

Memo asking UK to spy on security council for US PDF Format

It comes down to this: What did Blair know?:
The public thinks he is lying. The experts can’t believe what he is saying. How did Tony Blair get himself into such an unholy mess and this country into such an unnecessary war?

07/02/04 Now it’s a battle for the truth:
It is unnerving to watch the world’s most powerful intelligence chief with his back to the wall. But when the CIA’s director, George Tenet, stood up at Georgetown University to explain his handling of the prewar intelligence on Iraq’s weapons, there was little doubt he was on the defensive and his career was on the line.
07/02/04 Scott Ritter accuses CIA Director George Tenet of deception: Audio
07/02/04 Well, the fix, as they say, is in:
The commission doesn’t appear to have any subpoena power, only the right to “full and complete access to information relevant to its mission as described in section 2 of this order.”
07/02/04 Kay queries White House war talk:
The White House may have ignored some aspects of intelligence on Iraq in the run-up to war, former chief US weapons inspector David Kay has suggested.
07/02/04 Bush, Aides Ignored CIA Caveats on Iraq:
Clear-Cut Assertions Were Made Before Arms Assessment Was Completed:
07/02/04 8 Questions for George W. Bush:
Unlike many of Bush’s WMD assertions, these questions are based on real evidence.
07/02/04 Scott Ritter: Not everyone got it wrong on Iraq’s weapons:
The Bush administration, relied on rumor, speculation, exaggeration and falsification to mislead the American people and their elected representatives into supporting a war that is rapidly turning into a quagmire. We knew the truth about Iraq’s WMD. Sadly, no one listened.
06/02/04 Iraq threat was limited, troops told:
Australian troops fighting in Iraq were told in an official briefing days before entering the country that Saddam Hussein did not have the capability to launch weapons of mass destruction against its neighbours.
06/02/04 Ex-defence secretary blasts Blair :
Tony Blair came under further attack today over his claim that he did not know key facts about Iraqi weapons on the eve of sending British troops into battle.
06/02/04 Blair ‘fully informed on arms intelligence’:
Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon yesterday played down suggestions that Prime Minister Tony Blair was not fully informed about the details of key intelligence reports in the lead-up to war in Iraq.
06/02/04 Spies, Lies, and Weapons:
How could we have been so far off in our estimates of Saddam Hussein’s weapons programs? A leading Iraq expert and intelligence analyst in the Clinton Administration˜whose book The Threatening Storm proved deeply influential in the run-up to the war˜gives a detailed account of how and why we erred
05/02/04 Blair Admits Ignorance On WMD:
Tony Blair admitted yesterday that when he asked MPs to vote for war he had been unaware that the claim that Iraq could deploy weapons of mass destruction in 45 minutes referred only to battlefield weapons, not missiles.
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05/02/04 There Was No Failure Of Intelligence:
US Spies Were Ignored, Or Worse, If They Failed To Make The Case For War,12271,1141400,00.html
05/02/04 Rumsfeld: 2002 Iraq WMD Remark May Have Been Misleading :
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld acknowledged Wednesday that remarks he made in 2002 claiming to know where Iraqi weapons of mass destruction were stored may have been misleading.
05/02/04 ABC Australia: Interview with former weapons inspector, Scott Ritter:
Former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter says that in 1998 when he left the U.N. “there was not a single intelligence service in the world that said Iraq maintained massive stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction”.
05/02/04 Don’t be fooled again:
Where do you even start? Perhaps with the comedy of George Bush demanding “to know the facts” about Iraq’s non-existent arsenal of weapons of mass destruction – casting himself as an aggrieved American voter, somehow hoodwinked into the war with Iraq.
05/02/04 Robert Fisk: Blame the BBC:
An interview with Robert Fisk, award-winning journalist with The Independent of London, covers the current disaster in Iraq and the efforts by those responsible for the illegal invasion to divert attention by looking for fictitious sources of faulty intelligence
04/02/04 Intelligence chief’s bombshell:
‘We were overruled on dossier’: The intelligence official whose revelations stunned the Hutton inquiry has suggested that not a single defence intelligence expert backed Tony Blair’s most contentious claims on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
04/02/04 British officers knew on eve of war that Iraq had no WMDs:
UK intelligence learned just before war that Iraq had not assembled chemical weapons. Mossad “knew 45-minute claim was an old wives‚ tale” – but did not tell UK or US. US Secretary of State “does not know” if he would have recommended invasion if he had been told Iraq had no WMDs
04/02/04 Brian Jones: ‘There was a lack of substantive evidence…:
We were told there was intelligence we could not see’
04/02/04 How did we get it so wrong?:
Yes, the spies got it wrong, admits former CIA analyst Kenneth Pollack, but the politicians also moulded the evidence to fit the case for war,2763,1140548,00.html
04/02/04 Ray McGovern Exposes the deceit behind the Bush WMD “Investigation”:
In the United States, Where the Bush administration has called an inquiry, sceptics are convinced that it is a political stitch-up. “It’s *ull*hit,” said Ray McGovern, a retired CIA analyst with 27 years of experience. “The commission will be just like the [11 September] commission and it will not report back until after the election. It will not look into the politicisation of intelligence.” A must watch
04/02/04 Robin Cook: Gross injustice if intelligence services get blame:
Britain joined the war because the Prime Minister wanted to prove to President Bush that Tony Blair was his best friend
04/02/04 Blair Limits Inquiry on Iraq Intelligence:
Prime Minister Tony Blair insisted Wednesday an inquiry he ordered will examine only the quality of intelligence leading to the invasion of Iraq – not whether the war that ousted Saddam Hussein was justified.
04/02/04 Powell may have blown lid off debate over war:
Democrats were stunned by Mr Powell’s blunt response and even some Republicans on Tuesday accused him of trying to walk away from Mr Bush’s decision to go to war.
04/02/04 Israel knew Iraq had no WMD, says MP:
A prominent Israeli MP said yesterday that his country’s intelligence services knew claims that Saddam Hussein was capable of swiftly launching weapons of mass destruction were wrong but withheld the information from Washington.
04/02/04 Claims Israel misled US over Iraq:
Yossi Sarid, a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee, said that Israeli intelligence knew beforehand that Iraq had no weapons stockpiles and misled US President George W Bush. In contrast, a lawmaker from Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Likud Party said Israel had shared its doubts with the Americans.

Swift and Secret: Blair’s Inquiry,12956,1140421,00.html

What Went Wrong

Intelligence Officer: We Were Overruled on WMD Dossier

Intelligence Chiefs ‘Ignored WMD Warnings,2763,1140665,00.html

Don’t Be Fooled Again,3604,1140419,00.html

03/02/04 Blame the Masters, Not the Servants,12956,1137568,00.html

Bush Accused of Undermining Investigation,12271,1137540,00.html

01/02/04 Drawing Their Own Picture Boston Globe
19/01/04 Open Door Policy American Conservative
12/01/04 The Lie Factory Mother Jones (fee required)
22/09/03 John Pilger: THE BIG LIE
An investigation of files and archive film for my TV documentary Breaking The Silence, together with interviews with former intelligence officers and senior Bush officials have revealed that Bush and Blair knew all along that Saddam Hussein was effectively disarmed.
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Carnegie Report:
WMD in Iraq: Evidence and Implications: Administration officials systematically misrepresented the threat from Iraq‚s WMD and ballistic missile programs.There was no evidence to support the claim that Iraq would have trans-ferred WMD to Al Qaeda and much evidence to counter it.

Case for War Confected, Say U.S. Officials The Independent, Nov. 9, 2003

It Last Happened in 1976 Foreign Policy Forum, Oct. 22, 2003

Selective Intelligence The New Yorker, May 12, 2003

In Rumsfeld’s Shop American Conservative, Dec. 1, 2003

American Dominance [PNAC] The Bergen Record, Feb. 23, 2003

Intelligence Effort Led by Cheney Magnified Errors

We Were All Wrong

The Rumsfeld Intelligence Agency, Oct. 28, 2002

Blowback The Nation, Oct. 15, 2001

Rebuilding America’s Defenses Project for the New American Century, Sept. 2000,

Rumsfeld: Iraqi chemical, biological weapons more lethal today 02/25/2003

Stingers, Stingers, Who’s Got the Stingers?

Blowback: Bin Laden Comes Home to Roost, Aug. 24, 1998

Team B: The Trillion-Dollar Experiment Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, April 1993,

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