'Biochemical plants' found in Iraq hunt

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    ** I guess as long as there were no accompanying weapons that we should have allowed them to continue on their merry way. It's obvious that this entire country was a time bomb waiting for Saddam to light the fuse **

    March 31, 2004 -- WASHINGTON - U.S. weapons hunters in Iraq have found more evidence Saddam Hussein had civilian factories able to quickly produce biological and chemical weapons, the CIA's top weapons inspector told senators yesterday.

    But they still have not found any weapons.

    The CIA special adviser, Charles Duelfer, said he did not know how much longer the weapons hunt might take.

    In a closed session with the Senate Armed Services Committee, Duelfer said the Iraq Survey Group has found new evidence that Iraqi scientists flight-tested long-range ballistic missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles that "easily exceeded" U.N. limits of 93 miles.

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    Figures, but it still won't be good enough for the liberals with no weapons found!
     
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    wait a minute. Here sits a civilian factory, right out in the open, and NOW its supposed to be ready for bio/chem production?

    or was this factory buried in the sand also? :rolleyes:
     
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    They said they found more 'evidence'. Perhaps they found additional documentation or something that shows plans or diagrams to convert machines or how to produce the weapons. It's the same with the exceeded limits, I'm assuming it was actually documentation they are referring to. You discredit the story because it states 'civilian factories', do you really find it odd that Saddam would have had them prepared for dual use? Sounds right up his alley to me.
     
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    the exceeded limits thing, cool.

    I actually discredit the story because it comes so late. This factory had to have been inspected numerous times before, right? One would logically expect it to be anyway, so it will be interesting to see how compelling the evidence is.

    Come on, is hussein really that intelligent? I don't think so, but thats just me.
     
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    While I would believe the story because SOMETHING must exist, doesn't anyone else think it is funny that when Bush has been the most quiet, we seem to make great discoveries over there?

    Vans
    A plant
    Saddam
    Another plant

    While the discoveries are cool, the timing sure looks like these are obvious set ups.
     
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    My theory is proved, Bush is screwed. If we find something now the anti patriots here will say it was planted or try to discredit another way. Too bad this should be a good day but ...ah well this wouldn't be America without a bunch of naysayers.
     
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    I don't question the findings a whole lot, that I don't care about. -Remember, I would like to see Iraq a field of glass.

    I am always highly suspicious of TIMING of military movements. -I think we can reasonably see that history has evidence as to why.

    In my eyes, all politicians are of the same breed no matter what their affiliation. They have no respect from me or have any integrity until proven otherwise, and I haven't seen much from anyone in at least 3 desk rotations to improve that.
     
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    patriotism is not defined by agreeing with or standing by whatever your leadership calls for, demands, or desires.

    "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel" - Samuel Johnson
     
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    My opinion of the no WMD crowd is not that they are so much opposed to war as opposed to Bush. If we find a nuke tipped intercontinental missle ou there they will say it was planted or some other such nonsense. Just read and watch the news today for confirmation of my thoughts on this subject. Its not about following your leaders blindly but rather admitting and accepting evidence for what it is and not fighting tooth and nail over every little tidbit out of Iraq. It is now obvious that the admin and previous admins. were right.
     

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