U.S. Finds No Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq
Editor's Note: The #1 justification for this war, as far as the Bush administration goes, has always been the elimination of mass destruction weapons. It is becoming more and more evident that the threat of these weapons was wildly overblown. Watch as the mission emphasis is slowly devolved from finding these weapons to 'liberating' the Iraqis. Said weapons will join Osama bin Laden on the closet shelf that holds all of the things we once cared a lot about finding. - wrpReuters
Sunday 6 April 2003
AS SAYLIYA CAMP, Qatar - The U.S. military said on Sunday it had not yet found any weapons of mass destruction and it believed there was a diminishing threat that Iraq might use them as U.S.-led troops take over more territory.
"The places it's most likely to be found we haven't even gotten to them yet," Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks told a briefing at Central Command in Qatar.
Brooks said the farther the U.S.-led forces moved into Iraq, the less opportunity there was for Iraq to use any weapons of mass destruction it might have. Washington launched a war against Iraq on March 20, vowing to disarm it of weapons of mass destruction that Baghdad denies it has.
"The closer we get ... there are fewer and fewer options on what can be used to deliver weapons of mass destruction."
"As we continue to advance more areas are taken away. We are pleased that it hasn't been used to date but not satisfied that the threat has gone," Brooks said.
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