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Old Iraqi WMDs: “weapons were designed in the United States…and assembled in production lines built in Iraq by Western firms”

From the NYT:

“In 2004, when a multinational Iraq Survey Group concluded that Iraq had not, in fact, had an active chemical weapons program for a decade, the group noted that American troops had turned up some old ordnance and predicted that more would be found. There was, moreover, this important fact: The weapons were designed in the United States, manufactured in Europe and assembled in production lines built in Iraq by Western firms. So there should have been a way for the American government to warn its troops of what might be out there….”

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

October 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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