Submitted by kentbye on Tue, 2004-10-05 13:39. ALTubes | InternationalLaw | Murphy | Political
On March 20th, the State Department told the UN that they were attacking Iraq because Iraq’s disarmament obligations needed to be enforced:
Coalition forces have commenced military operations in Iraq. These operations are necessary in view of Iraq’s continued material breaches of its disarmament obligations under relevant Security Council resolutions, including 1441 (2002).
Now the question of the moment is "Will the CIA inspections report tomorrow provide any evidence to actually substantiate that Iraq was not disarmed when the US commenced military action?"
Submitted by kentbye on Tue, 2004-10-05 04:43. ABC | ALTubes | MediaCriticism | NYT
Since the NYT brought up the AL tubes story again, then I thought I'd release this suprising nugget that I came across while pouring through the 30-week pre-war time period.
On January 30th, ABC News reported on an "extraordinary admission" from the Assistant Secretary of State regarding the linchpin of the Bush Adminstration's case that Iraq was developing nuclear weapons.
Here are the entire 103 words that ABC dedicated to this story:
PETER JENNINGS - There was an extraordinary admission today from a senior member of the Bush Administration about a key piece of evidence the President claimed to have against Saddam Hussein. First, listen to what the President said at the State of the Union.