Sunday, January 25, 2004

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former chief U.S. arms hunter David Kay has concluded Iraq had no stockpiles of biological and chemical weapons, a potential embarrassment for President Bush, and Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Saturday it was an open question if they'd be found.

A senior U.S. official said on Saturday Vice President Dick Cheney, attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, believed "the jury's still out" on whether Iraq had chemical or biological weapons or missiles, as contained in official U.S. intelligence estimates.

But the official also appeared to distance the White House from the issue, saying the conclusion Iraq had banned weapons was based on intelligence judgments going back to the 1990s, and "we don't know yet" whether the assessments were accurate.

Speaking to reporters as he flew to Sunday's inauguration of Georgian President-elect Mikhail Saakashvili, Powell said: The open question is how many stocks they had, if any, and if they had any, where did they go. And if they didn't have any, then why wasn't that known beforehand?"

Kay's comments dented the credibility of the administration's case for the war, which was presented most extensively by Powell at the U.N. Security Council on February 5, 2003.

And Kay's rather abrupt departure wouldn't, perhaps, be so damned newsworthy if Jr. hadn't used his (Kay's) report to justify his (Jr's) invasion of Iraq during last week's State of the Union address.

Really, seriously, fer Christ's sake; how come nobody's nailed that bitch to the wall for this shit? What happened to motherfucking Democracy? What happened to motherfucking justice?

MikE! If you're here and you didn't bother to read the story up above, go back and read it, Goddammit. I post this shit up here for a reason, y'know.

All right, back to Adult Swim. Have a lovely Monday, y'all.

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