The Facts and their Bias Seem To Be Jumping the Bush Admin' Lately
Damn, that is a rather clear indictment of the Bush administration cassus belli, as well as directly in conflict with recent statements by dear leader. Wonder if this will get any play.
By JOHN J. LUMPKIN, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - Undercutting the Bush's administration's rationale for invading Iraq (news - web sites), the final report of the chief U.S. arms inspector concludes that Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) did not vigorously pursue a program to develop weapons of mass destruction after international inspectors left Baghdad in 1998, an administration official said Wednesday.
In drafts, weapons hunter Charles Duelfer concluded that Saddam's Iraq had no stockpiles of the banned weapons but said he found signs of idle programs that Saddam could have revived once international attention had waned.
"It appears that he did not vigorously pursue those programs after the inspectors left," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity in advance of the report's release.