Wednesday, July 21, 2004

WMD search update = I told you so

Three weeks ago I lambasted the Senate for "concluding" that intelligence that led to the deposing of Saddam was faulty. Here's an excerpt of my post:

The Senate Intelligence Committee has proven itself an oxymoron. Today, it issued a statement decreeing that a global intelligence failure led to the conclusion that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction. Nice timing. This brilliant conclusion is issued one day after the Polish army detachment in Iraq found sarin-tipped warheads and just days after intelligence backed-up the claim that Iraq sought to purchase uranium from Niger.

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The politicians, 9-11 Commission and commentators need to stop saying that the negative has been proven before all the evidence has been examined.

Today, Fox News reports that "An upcoming report will contain 'a good deal of new information' backing up the Bush administration's contention that Saddam Hussein pursued weapons of mass destruction, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner, R-Va., said."

And there's hope that more information will be forthcoming. Here's more from the Fox story: "The intelligence community, meanwhile, hopes the trials and interrogations of 'high-level detainees' by the new Iraqi government could yield more information about Saddam's weapons programs, Warner said."

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