Saturday, May 24, 2003

Work this one out.

Today's Guardian reports that the chief UN weapons inspector, Hans Blix, suspects Iraq has no weapons of mass destruction.

"I am obviously very interested in the question of whether or not there were weapons of mass destruction - and I am beginning to suspect there possibly were none" Blix is quoted as saying in a German newspaper.

Now on March 17th, George W. Bush -- giving Saddam Hussein 48 hours to leave Iraq or face war -- said the following:
"(The Iraqi) regime pledged to reveal and destroy all of its weapons of mass destruction as a condition for ending the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Since then, the world has engaged in 12 years of diplomacy. We have passed more than a dozen resolutions in the United Nations Security Council. We have sent hundreds of weapons inspectors to oversee the disarmament of Iraq. Our good faith has not been returned." (Source: BBC News Online)

So....Blix says Iraq may not have weapons of mass destruction. Bush says it definitely does. One must be right, the other wrong. Which is which?

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