Monday, April 07, 2003

Britain admits there may be no WMD's in Iraq
'Well into the war that was supposed to rid Iraq of its alleged stockpile of weapons of mass destruction, a senior British official admitted on Saturday that no chemical, biological or nuclear weapons of mass destruction may after all be found. Making the startling confession in a radio interview, British Home Secretary, David Blunkett, added in the same breath that he would in any case rejoice the “fall” of Saddam Hussein and his regime — regardless of whether any weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq or not.

'The confession reconfirms the worst fears of opponents of the war that “weapons of mass destruction” is only a ruse for the US and the British to go to war against Iraq. At the very least the admission certainly deals a serious blow to the moral legitimacy that the US and the British have been seeking in prosecuting the war.'

Its a sick joke to admit there may be no WMDs after a devastating war to eliminate them has already been launched. Hardly less sick a joke than it will be to finish the war and announce there were no WMDs. What sort of impression do these officials think they are making on the world? Its a virtual public admission that the stated reasons for the war are not the real ones.

Russian sources have suggested the Americans will plant WMDs. Certainly there will be immense pressure to find or manufacture evidence of Saddam's WMDs, failure to do so would be too glaring a gap for those still under the grip of corporate media.

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