Some of the findings that aren’t getting much play in the press (wonder why?)
We have discovered dozens of WMD-related program activities and significant amounts of equipment that Iraq concealed from the United Nations during the inspections that began in late 2002. The discovery of these deliberate concealment efforts have come about both through the admissions of Iraqi scientists and officials concerning information they deliberately withheld and through physical evidence of equipment and activities that ISG has discovered that should have been declared to the UN. Let me just give you a few examples of these concealment efforts, some of which I will elaborate on later:
***A clandestine network of laboratories and safehouses within the Iraqi Intelligence Service that contained equipment subject to UN monitoring and suitable for continuing CBW research.
***A prison laboratory complex, possibly used in human testing of BW agents, that Iraqi officials working to prepare for UN inspections were explicitly ordered not to declare to the UN.
***Reference strains of biological organisms concealed in a scientist’s home, one of which can be used to produce biological weapons.*snip*
The ISG nuclear team has found indications that there was interest, beginning in 2002, in reconstituting a centrifuge enrichment program. Most of this activity centered on activities of Dr. Sa’id that caused some of his former colleagues in the pre-1991 nuclear program to suspect that Dr. Sa’id, at least, was considering a restart of the centrifuge program. We do not yet fully understand Iraqi intentions, and the evidence does not tie any activity directly to centrifuge research or development.*snip*
This is major! Why haven’t the pressies jumped on it? Or more specifically, why are they not focusing on this? They’ve talked about the report but all the headlines say “No WMD Found” yada yada ….
After seeing the above, it should be clearly obvious to anyone with half a brain that this war was worth fighting.