The UnAustralian

Thursday, July 17, 2003
Down, Down, Down...

Just when you start to suspect that WMD issue in Iraq had reached as low as it could possible go, somebody says something that sounds even worse than before.

We start of with the Washington Post's description of George Bush's remark:

Defending the broader decision to go to war with Iraq, the president said the decision was made after he gave Saddam Hussein "a chance to allow the inspectors in, and he wouldn't let them in."

At first I didn't believe that he actually said that. Maybe it was badly out of context. However when it came up at a press conference, the existence of the quote, nor it's context didn't even come into it.

And now we have Tony Blair saying:

We know in the 1980s that Iraq purchased from Niger over 270 tons of uranium and therefore it is not beyond the bounds of possibility, let us at least put it like this that they went back to Niger again. And that is why I stand by entirely the statement that was made in the September dossier.
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