Bogus Biolabs

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ZZZzzzzzzz, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. Lacking Biolabs, Trailers Carried Case for War

    Administration Pushed Notion of Banned Iraqi Weapons Despite Evidence to Contrary

    By Joby Warrick
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, April 12, 2006; A01

    On May 29, 2003, 50 days after the fall of Baghdad, President Bush proclaimed a fresh victory for his administration in Iraq: Two small trailers captured by U.S. and Kurdish troops had turned out to be long-sought mobile "biological laboratories." He declared, "We have found the weapons of mass destruction."

    The claim, repeated by top administration officials for months afterward, was hailed at the time as a vindication of the decision to go to war. But even as Bush spoke, U.S. intelligence officials possessed powerful evidence that it was not true.

    A secret fact-finding mission to Iraq -- not made public until now -- had already concluded that the trailers had nothing to do with biological weapons. Leaders of the Pentagon-sponsored mission transmitted their unanimous findings to Washington in a field report on May 27, 2003, two days before the president's statement.

    The three-page field report and a 122-page final report three weeks later were stamped "secret" and shelved. Meanwhile, for nearly a year, administration and intelligence officials continued to publicly assert that the trailers were weapons factories.

    The authors of the reports were nine U.S. and British civilian experts -- scientists and engineers with extensive experience in all the technical fields involved in making bioweapons -- who were dispatched to Baghdad by the Defense Intelligence Agency for an analysis of the trailers. Their actions and findings were described to a Washington Post reporter in interviews with six government officials and weapons experts who participated in the mission or had direct knowledge of it.

    None would consent to being identified by name because of fear that their jobs would be jeopardized. Their accounts were verified by other current and former government officials knowledgeable about the mission. The contents of the final report, "Final Technical Engineering Exploitation Report on Iraqi Suspected Biological Weapons-Associated Trailers," remain classified. But interviews reveal that the technical team was unequivocal in its conclusion that the trailers were not intended to manufacture biological weapons. Those interviewed took care not to discuss the classified portions of their work.

    "There was no connection to anything biological," said one expert who studied the trailers. Another recalled an epithet that came to be associated with the trailers: "the biggest sand toilets in the world."
  2. Him cheating on his wife. They're more interested in the REAL juicy stuff.
  3. "The Washington Post reported that a Pentagon-sponsored team of experts determined in May 2003 that two small trailers were not used to make biological weapons. Yet two days after the team sent its findings to Washington in a classified report, Bush declared just the opposite"

    I wonder if this is an impeachable and/or criminal offense -Knowingly falsifying reports to justify dragging the nation in bloody war.
    Any lawyers in the house?

    We used to hear for months on, every day "9/11 - Saddam -WMD's, mushroom clouds. Were are the all the major stations to bring this out every day? Something has gone terribly wrong.......
  4. It would be impeachable... but only if they found out that Bush got some "bush" while in the oval office...

    then lookout.. this country would be furious!!
  5. does anyone care about this yet?....

    oh ok.. didnt think so...

    its not important.....