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Posted By: Teribus
22-Jul-03 - 04:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: Moral Courage: Bush and Blair. Thanks!!!
Subject: RE: BS: Moral Courage: Bush and Blair. Thanks!!!
Thanks Gareth you have saved me the trouble.

Kendall, Amos - read through it

It refers to the material known to exist from Iraqi inventories, reported by UNSCON and entirely unaccounted for.

It refers to the strong likelyhood that Iraq was actively pursuing missle development programmes proscribed under UN Security Council Resolutions. Did UNMOVIC find such a programme on their return to Iraq - the answer to that question is yes.

As to the remainder - it is still very early days yet - the only difference is that the US are hitting the problem with an inspection team 1,200 strong (four times that of the UN) and many of the main Ba'athist players are in US custody, with the threat of intimidation of minor players greatly reduced.

The objectives are:

1. Find out, beyond all reasonable doubt, i.e. in a verifiable form, what happened to the stocks detailed in UNSCOM's Report.

2. Establish whether, or not, WMD programmes relating to the development of WMD and WMD capability were being actively pursued by Saddam Hussein and the Ba'athist regime. Due to recent action by Coalition forces we know with a high degree of certainty that no such programmes are in place at the moment.