Friday, June 03, 2005

But I Thought There Never Were Any WMD!!

In an interesting development, the U.N. has determined that Hussein's Iraq had moved Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) from 109 sites before the war.

But the UN (and many Democrats) has always maintained that there never were any WMDs!

U.N.: Weapons Material Taken From Iraq

Friday, June 03, 2005

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. satellite imagery experts have determined that material that could be used to make biological or chemical weapons and banned long-range missiles has been removed from 109 sites in Iraq, U.N. weapons inspectors said in a report obtained Thursday.

U.N. inspectors have been blocked from returning to Iraq since the U.S.-led war in 2003 so they have been using satellite photos to see what happened to the sites that were subject to U.N. monitoring because their equipment had both civilian and military uses.

In the report to the U.N. Security Council (search), acting chief weapons inspector Demetrius Perricos said he's reached no conclusions about who removed the items or where they went. He said it could have been moved elsewhere in Iraq, sold as scrap, melted down or purchased.

He said the missing material can be used for legitimate purposes. "However, they can also be utilized for prohibited purposes if in a good state of repair."


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