Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Suspected WMD site in Iraq turns out to contain pesticide
'The turnaround was an embarrassment for the US forces in the region, which had been quick to say that they thought they had finally found the proof they have been actively looking for that Iraq was hiding weapons of mass destruction. A spokesman for the US army's 3rd Infantry Division, Major Ross Coffman, had told journalists at Baghdad's airport that the site "could be a smoking gun". "We are talking about finding a site of possible weapons of mass destruction," he said.'

The pressure on the Americans to find or manufacture evidence of WMDs is immense.

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