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A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.
The study counted 935 false statements in the two-year period. It found that in speeches, briefings, interviews and other venues, Bush and administration officials stated unequivocally on at least 532 occasions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or was trying to produce or obtain them or had links to al-Qaida or both.
Originally posted by Sublime620
reply to post by BlueRaja
What does UNR 1441 have to do with this? We went to war for WMDs. Or wait... was it terrorists?
14. More than 200 chemical and more than 100 biological samples have been
collected at different sites. Three quarters of these have been screened using
UNMOVIC’s own analytical laboratory capabilities at the Baghdad Ongoing
Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Centre (BOMVIC). The results to date have
been consistent with Iraq’s declarations.
The UN Charter prohibits any war unless it is out of self-defense or when it is sanctioned by the UN security council.
The U.S. has claimed Iraq has already breached the terms of the UN resolution, just 24 hours after the first weapons inspectors arrived in Baghdad.
Iraq anti-aircraft gunners fired at American and British jets patrolling the northern no-fly zone Monday, the U.S. said.
This is not unusual. The Iraqis have been firing on jets in the no-fly zones since they were established; allied pilots fire back with missiles.
The UN has not sanctioned the no-fly zones, which were unilaterally imposed by the U.S. and Britain after the Gulf War.
The United States believes firing on our aircraft in the no fly zone or the British aircraft is a violation is a material breach," said White House Press Secretary Scott MacClellan, referring to UN Resolution 1441.