Has Our Government Put Our Troops at Risk While Engaging in Mass Deception?
by Brooklyn for Peace
Where Are The Iraqi Weapons Of Mass Destruction?
- Lie #1: Nuclear weapons
Iraq was reconstituting a nuclear weapons program; purchased high-strength aluminum tubes needed to enrich uranium, and sought to purchase significant quantities of uranium (yellowcake) from Africa.
- Fact: Both UN inspectors and CIA reports found no evidence of an Iraqi nuclear program.
The documents claiming that Iraq bought uranium in Niger or other African countries were forgeries; the CIA knew this and reported it to the White House. The White House now admits the evidence it used was wrong. The aluminum tubes could not be used to enrich uranium.
- Lie #2: Biological and chemical weapons.
Iraq has biological weapons and 100-500 tons of chemical weapons, which were dispersed and weaponized. After the war two mobile biological weapons labs were found.
- Fact: U.S. and British troops have found no evidence of chemical or biological weapons being deployed. They have found no stockpiles of biological and chemical weapons. And the mobile biological labs were used for filling weather balloons, as the State Department now admits
- Lie #3: Iraqi planes and drones might target the United States
Iraq had planes and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) that could disperse chemical and biological weapons over broad areas and was exploring how to use drones against the U.S.
- Fact: Iraq's drones can't fly more than 300 miles.
The U.S. is 6,000 miles from Iraq.
- Lie #4 Saddam had ties to al-Qaeda and abetted the 9/11 attacks.
Senior members of Saddam's government had contact with al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda members trained Iraqis in bomb making and the use of poison and gas.
- Fact: There is no evidence of a continuing relationship between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda or a link between Iraq and the 9/11 attacks.
The "training camp" cited by Sec. of State Powell belonged to an anti-Baath group within the U.S.-controlled "No Fly" zone.