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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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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.
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.
Managing Editor of the New York Times Joseph Kahn responded by saying that it is "dangerous" to conflate fake news with the Iraq WMD case, as journalists reported what officials had confirmed was intelligence. It was a lively session highlighting the role of perspective, context and political attitudes in ...
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) HaleyBidens pose with Bradley Cooper at Super Bowl Nikki Haley praises Justin Timberlake for 'awesome' Super Bowl performance Syria rejects US accusations of chemical weapons use ...
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 a chemical weapons expert who was critical of the UK's use of "Weapons of Mass Destruction" as a pretense for war, was unearthed and cremated. by Jack Burns. November 01st, 2017. By Jack Burns. 2 Comments. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to facebook FacebookShare to twitter TwitterShare to Reddit ...
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. Guardian Today: the headlines, the analysis, the debate - sent direct to you. Read more. The scientist's family ...

Syria 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. By Robert Parry September 11, 2017 - consortiumnews.com. The New York Times and other Western media ...
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.
In other words, like today's Russia-gate hysteria, the Iraq-WMD groupthink had spread so widely across U.S. government agencies and the U.S. mainstream media that standard safeguards against fake evidence were discarded. People in Official Washington, for reasons of careerism and self-interest, saw ...
... dirty tricks to the failure to accurately gauge Iraqi weapons of mass destruction before the 2003 war, spy chiefs are routinely assigned blame, ...
... and Iraq WMD [Weapons of Mass Destruction]," says a former senior ... Bush offiCIAls pushed the CIA into its faulty judgments on Iraqi WMD.
... more recently, the "pretextual" invasion of Iraq, under the twin justification of an Iraqi WMD and also links to al-Qaeda, both lame excuses for ...
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 ...
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 ...
Just as the U.S. government invented the frightening image of extant Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, Stephens is peddling the scare of an ...
In the "fog of diplomacy" in 2003, a mirage of WMDs was conjured up to sweep the Bush administration, its media echo chamber, and the U.S. ...
Syria 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. By Robert Parry September 11, 2017 - consortiumnews.com. The New York Times and other Western media ...
Special Report: Just as the West ignored signs in 2002-03 that anti-government Iraqis were fabricating WMD claims, evidence is being brushed ...
Russia-gate Report Ignored Iraq-WMD Lessons ..... community in repeatedly citing the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction intelligence failure ...
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein came into his present job with bipartisan support and a positive reputation as an apolitical prosecutor ...
Donald Trump's reaction to news that some U.S. intelligence agencies believe Russia intervened in the 2016 presidential election on his behalf ...
Most citizens, Democrat, Republican, are indifferent to the U.S. killing innocent people overseas and destroying their countries. The government promotes these interventions with easily believable hype, nonexistent Iraqi weapons of mass destruction or protecting a population from its evil government.
Too many questions remain unanswered, and the administration's role in hyping the threat posed by Iraqi weapons of mass destruction has not ...
Since The Gulf War in 1991, while much attention has been lavished on the threat posed by Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, the major culprit ...
The body of a chemical weapons expert who was critical of the UK's use of "Weapons of Mass Destruction" as a pretense for war, was unearthed ...
The fact that there were no Iraqi weapons of mass destruction has failed to embarrass hawkish leaders in any way. Nor is there a mechanism in ...
Special Report: Just as the West ignored signs in 2002-03 that anti-government Iraqis were fabricating WMD claims, evidence is being brushed ...
In the interview, Nayouf claimed that Iraqi weapons of mass destruction were stashed in three separate sites in Syria, including an underground ...
For example, the resolution could prohibit a strategy of "regime change," limiting US forces to eliminating Iraq's WMD. There's something to this ...
All this raises a few questions such as: If Wilkerson got played about Iraq's WMD capabilities, how can we be sure he has got it right regarding ...
While DIA's analysis is hardly foolproof--missteps over Iraq's WMD in 2002 left a lasting stain on that agency's reputation--its assessment here ...
... Research (INR) Bureau disputed supposed evidence about a reconstituted Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programme that served ...
... evidence about a reconstituted Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programme that served as the justification for the invasion.
... intelligence reporting about [Iraqi] Weapons of Mass Destruction was presented with unwarranted certainty, that the war was unnecessary and ...
Russia-gate Report Ignored Iraq-WMD Lessons ..... community in repeatedly citing the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction intelligence failure ...
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein came into his present job with bipartisan support and a positive reputation as an apolitical prosecutor ...
US statements blaming the Syrian government for the chemical attack in Idlib closely resemble the claims the US made about the weapons of ...
Washington should have waited for the findings of an impartial probe and international authorization before unilaterally striking Syria on the ...


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