||George W Bush: "We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories.
You remember when Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said,
Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological weapons.
They're illegal. They're against the United Nations resolutions,
and we've so far discovered two. And we'll find more weapons as time goes on.
But for those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices
or banned weapons, they're wrong, we found them."
("Interview of the President by TVP, Poland", White House Press Release, 29May03 14:28EDT)
||"Engineering experts from the Defense Intelligence Agency have come
to believe that the most likely use for two mysterious trailers found in Iraq
was to produce hydrogen for weather balloons rather than to make biological weapons,
government officials say. The classified findings by a majority of the engineering experts
differ from the view put forward in a white paper made public on May 28 by the C.I.A.
and the Defense Intelligence Agency, which said that the trailers were for making biological weapons....
Since the white paper was made public in May, new information suggesting that the
trailers might have been used for making hydrogen has come from Iraqi officials
interrogated by American military officers in Iraq, a military officer said today."
(Douglas Jehl, "Iraqi Trailers Said to Make Hydrogen, Not Biological Arms", NYT, 09Aug03,
White House confirmed today that the search in Iraq
for the banned weapons it had cited as justifying the war that ousted Saddam Hussein has been quietly ended after nearly two years,
with no evidence of their existence....
A White House spokesman, Scott McClellan, insisted today that the war was justified.
He rejected the suggestion that the administration's credibility had been gravely wounded in ways that
could weaken its future response to perceived threats." (Brian Knowlton,
"Search for Illicit Weapons in Iraq Ends", International Herald Tribune, NYT on the Web, 12Jan04)||
|BAGHDAD, Iraq, Aug. 19  -- A suicide bomber detonated a truck full of explosives
at the United Nations compound here today, killing at least 17 people, including the top United Nations representative in Iraq,
and injuring at least 100, in a direct attack on one of the principal agencies in charge of rebuilding Iraq.
The bomb demolished the three-story converted hotel, filled with United Nations workers,
scattering the wounded and their remains across a wide swathe....
President Bush, speaking in Crawford, Tex., condemned the bombing as the work of
"enemies of the civilized world." He said: "The terrorists who struck today have again shown their contempt for the innocent.
They showed their fear of progress and their hatred of peace."|
|(Dexter Filkins and Richard A Oppel Jr.,
"At Least 17 Killed in Bombing of U.N. Headquarters in Baghdad", NYT on the Web, 19Aug03)|
||"It was as if Osama bin Laden, hidden in some high mountain redoubt, were engaging in long-range
mind control of George Bush, chanting 'invade Iraq, you must invade Iraq'"
(Richard A. Clarke, Bush adm. counterterrorism coordinator,
from: Quote #207)|