Rumsfeld 'unaware' of WMD claim

#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3478051.stm

US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he cannot remember hearing the claim that Iraq could launch weapons of mass destruction within 45 minutes.
The claim, part of the UK Government's case for war, was made in its September 2002 Iraq arms dossier presented to Parliament prior to the conflict.

It came from Iraqi intelligence sources but last year its use in the dossier was criticised by a committee of MPs.

The claim is at the heart of recent debate in the UK about the invasion.

Asked his opinion of the claim, Mr Rumsfeld told reporters at a Pentagon briefing: "I don't remember the statement being made, to be perfectly honest."
Really Stavros? You sure as sh*t remembered everything else. Surely this information passed across the desk of the "Office of Special Plans" ?

Perhaps this might jog your memory?

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/09/iraq/20020926-7.html

The danger to our country is grave. The danger to our country is growing. The Iraqi regime possesses biological and chemical weapons. The Iraqi regime is building the facilities necessary to make more biological and chemical weapons. And according to the British government, the Iraqi regime could launch a biological or chemical attack in as little as 45 minutes after the order were given
Are you saying you don't remember the statement being made Mr.Secretary? President Bush made it on numerous occasions.

Oh what a tangled web etc etc etc
 
#2
great post PTP
 
#4
I'm not one for gratuitous insults but there are exceptions.

Rumsfeld is an arrse.
 

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