Baseball Crank
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June 13, 2004
WAR: Nothing To See Here, Please Move Along

Stryker notices a verrrry interesting World Tribune report about a briefing by UN inspectors to the Security Council:

The United Nations has determined that Saddam Hussein shipped weapons of mass destruction components as well as medium-range ballistic missiles before, during and after the U.S.-led war against Iraq in 2003.

The UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission briefed the Security Council on new findings that could help trace the whereabouts of Saddam's missile and WMD program.

The briefing contained satellite photographs that demonstrated the speed with which Saddam dismantled his missile and WMD sites before and during the war. Council members were shown photographs of a ballistic missile site outside Baghdad in May 2003, and then saw a satellite image of the same location in February 2004, in which facilities had disappeared.

I'm not so sure about the World Tribune's sources or credibility, but as usual this sounds like it could bear watching.

UPDATE: The World Tribune is apparently a NewsMax-style wire service run by some Washington Times staffers, so a grain of salt is appropriate, but most of the various pieces of this story are basically confirmed by reports in the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and that right-wing rag, the New York Times. However, these sources don't refer to shipments of materiel prior to the Iraq war, focusing instead on the banned missile components disappearing after the war.

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