Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Just Where are Those Weapons?
'In his State of the Union address, the president managed to give the impression that Mr. Hussein had piles of the stuff reaching to the sky. That was why we had to act immediately. Mr. Hussein, we were told, had 25,000 liters of anthrax - "enough to kill several million people." He might have had 38,000 liters of botulinum toxin, good for several million more dead. He might have manufactured 500 tons of poison gas. He had "upwards of 30,000 munitions capable of delivering chemical agents."'

'One result is to confirm the belief of foreign critics that the United States deliberately misled the world to justify a misbegotten crusade - using weapons of mass distraction, you might say. What has emerged so far has made it look as though Mr. Bush was the one lying about Iraq's weapons, not Mr. Hussein.'

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