TITLE

Slam Dunk

PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
New Republic;10/25/2004, Vol. 231 Issue 17, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Editorial. Presents an editorial regarding United States President George W. Bush's response to Charles Duelfer's Iraq Survey on the lack of evidence that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction in 2003. Refusal of Bush to acknowledge he had invaded Iraq for the wrong reasons; Report that Iraq did not have the means to reconstitute a nuclear weapons program; Discussion of whether Hussein intended to reconstitute his weapons program after sanctions were removed and Iraq's economy stabilized; Report that two Iraqi officials claim Hussein entertained the possibility of not resuming weapons of mass destruction production; Statement that Hussein did not want weapons of mass destruction in order to attack the U.S., but rather he wanted chemical weapons to meet the threat from Iran; Comment made by the former chief weapons inspector for the United Nations, Rolf Ekeus; Criticism of the Bush administration for justifying its invasion of Iraq with presumed intentions of Hussein.
ACCESSION #
14763839

 

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