Monday, January 12, 2004
Powell Admits No Hard Proof in Linking Iraq to Al QaedaDawkins writes:
The administration has quietly withdrawn a 400-member team of American weapons inspectors who were charged with finding chemical or biological weapons stockpiles or laboratories, officials said this week. The team was part of the 1,400-member Iraq Survey Group, which has not turned up such weapons or active programs, the officials said.
If find this particularly distressing. Since those chemical and biological weapons are still hidden somewhere in Iraq, pulling out the inspectors only enhances the dangerous possibility that those WMDs will fall into the hands of Iraq’s terrorist allies, such as Al Qaeda, working in the country.