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Sunday, 28 March 2004
The kettle calling the pot black
Colin Powell on Face the Nation today speaking of Richard Clarke:

..."I looked at what he said before the commission this week and when I looked through
his book and when I also looked at what he had said to the Congress in 2002 in the
background press briefings he gave, there are inconsistencies and contradictions between
what he is saying now and what he said then."

http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/face_032804.pdf

Hmmm..I wonder who else might have a problem with inconsistencies and contradictions...?

Powell in Feb. 2001:
"He (Saddam) has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbors."

Powell in Feb. 2003:
"The gravity of this moment is matched by the gravity of the threat that Iraq's weapons of mass destruction pose to the world."

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/10/14/60II/main577975.shtml


Posted by bushmeister0 at 8:58 PM EST
Updated: Monday, 29 March 2004 6:26 PM EST
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Saturday, 3 April 2004 - 10:27 PM EST

Name: Bushmeister0

Powell: Iraq Evidence May Have Been Wrong
24 minutes ago

BY BARRY SCHWEID, AP Diplomatic Writer

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Colin Powell (news - web sites) has conceded that evidence he presented to the United Nations (news - web sites) that two trailers in Iraq (news - web sites) were used for weapons of mass destruction may have been wrong.

In an airborne news conference on the way home from NATO (news - web sites) talks in Brussels, Belgium, Powell said Friday he had been given solid information about the trailers that he told the Security Council in February 2003 were designed for making biological weapons. But now, Powell said, "it appears not to be the case that it was that solid."

He said he hoped the intelligence commission appointed by President Bush (news - web sites) to investigate prewar intelligence on Iraq "will look into these matters to see whether or not the intelligence agency had a basis for the confidence that they placed in the intelligence at that time."

Powell's dramatic case to the Security Council that Iraq had secret arsenals of weapons of mass destruction failed to persuade the council to directly back the U.S.-led war that deposed the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). But it helped mobilize sentiment among the American people for going to war.

As it turned out, U.N. inspectors were unable to uncover the weapons, but administration officials have insisted they still might be uncovered.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040404/ap_on_re_mi_ea/powell_iraq_weapons&cid=540&ncid=716

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