Thursday, September 18, 2003


"One of the real concerns about Saddam Hussein, as well, is his biological weapons capability, the fact that he may at some point try to use smallpox, anthrax, plague, some other kind of biological agent against other nations, possibly including even the United States." Vice President Dick Cheney on NBC's "Meet The Press," September 8, 2002.

"Saddam Hussein has investigated dozens of biological agents causing diseases such as gas gangrene, plague, typhus, tetanus, cholera, camelpox and hemorrhagic fever, and he also has the wherewithal to develop smallpox." Secretary of State Colin Powell, February 5, 2003.

"Iraq and North Korea are two of those countries that more than likely have some smallpox virus. So we have to be prepared." Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, December 17, 2002.

"American scientists assigned to the weapons hunt in Iraq found no evidence Saddam Hussein's regime was making or stockpiling smallpox, The Associated Press has learned from senior military officers involved in the search." AP News Report, September 18, 2003.


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