posted on Feb, 5 2003 @ 10:05 AM
Among the evidence the administration was considering declassifying were satellite photographs showing activity at inspection target sites shortly
before inspections teams arrived, an administration official said. The photographs clearly show soldiers digging
holes, moving equipment or burying things, the official said. There are also shots of tractor-trailers, which American intelligence officials believe
might be mobile weapons labs.
"There is a clear, concerted effort by Iraq to hide component parts, weapons sites and witnesses from the inspectors," another official said.
While President Saddam Hussein of Iraq insisted in Baghdad today that he has no prohibited weapons, Hans Blix, one of the United Nations' chief
weapons inspectors, warned Iraq that it must cooperate immediately because it is "five minutes to midnight" in the countdown to war.