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Proof of Saddam's WMDs-The Bush Administration's view of Saddam's threat was right on
frontpagemag/Fox News ^ | October 6, 2003 | David Kay

Posted on 10/06/2003 5:20:04 AM PDT by SJackson

The following is a transcribed excerpt from FOX News Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003.

TONY SNOW: Let's take a quick look at some of the headlines from this week characterizing your report. I want to get your reaction to them.

Here we see The New York Times: "No Illicit Arms." The Washington Post: "No Banned Weapons." The Los Angeles Times: "No Illicit Iraqi Arms." USA Today: "No Illegal Weapons."

Is that what you found?

DAVID KAY: Well, we certainly found that — have not yet found illicit arms. But that's not the only thing the report says. In fact, I'm sort of amazed at what was powerful information about both their intent and their actual activities that were not known and were hidden from UN inspectors seems not to have made it to the press. This is information that, had it been available last year, would have been headline news.

SNOW: One of the things that you found, for instance, is the Mukhabarat, the secret service, in fact had a vigorous weapons program of its own. Tell us about it.

KAY: Well, we have found right now — and we're still finding them — over two dozen laboratories that were hidden in the Iraqi intelligence service, the Mukhabarat, were not declared to the U.N., had prohibited equipment, and carried on activities that should have been declared.

Now, at the minimum, they kept alive Iraq's capability to produce both biological and chemical weapons. We found assassination tools. So we know that, in fact, they had a prohibited intent to them.

SNOW: You also talk about reference strains of biological agents. What does that mean?

KAY: Well, that's one of the most fascinating stories. An Iraqi scientist in 1993 hid in his own refrigerator reference strains for — active strains, actually would've — were still active when we found them — Botulinum toxin, one of the most toxic elements known.

He was also asked to hide others, including anthrax. After a couple of days, he turned them back because he said they were too dangerous; he had small children in the house.

This is typical. We now have three cases in which scientists have come forward with equipment, technology, diagrams, documents and, in this case, actual weapons material, reference strains and Botulinum toxin, that they were told to hide and that the UN didn't find.

SNOW: You believe that there are similar strains perhaps throughout Iraq right now?

KAY: We're actively searching for at least one more cache of weapons — of strains that we know exists.

SNOW: This is a cache that had been referred to by a scientist. The first bit of information paid off; you're still looking for the second one?

KAY: Exactly.

SNOW: And the second one is a large cache.

KAY: It's much larger. It contains anthrax, and that's one reason we're actively interested in getting it.

SNOW: Now, you also talk about new research on biological capable agents, such as Brucella, Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever, Ricin and Naflotoxin (ph).

KAY: That's exactly right, and that's the things I'm surprised no one has paid attention to.

The new strains they're working on, including Congo-Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever, are something that should have been reported to the UN In fact, all of the work should have been reported. It was not reported.

This is activities, prohibited activities they've carried on. And this continued right up to 2003 in these four cases, unreported, undiscovered.

SNOW: Unreported and undiscovered.

When you're analyzing how much information was kept from the UN, how would you characterize it?

KAY: Dozens of cases right now that are significant. The most significant, of course, is in the missile area, where we're talking about activity on four different fronts that would have provided missiles capable of exceeding the UN limit of 150 kilometers.

SNOW: All right, I want to get to that in a moment. Before we do that, one final note on Botulinum. The State Department is now calling this discovery in fact the discovery of a weapon of mass destruction. Would you accept that characterization?

KAY: It's not a weapon in the sense of it was ready to be fired. It is absolutely the essential element that only time and a little growth media would have produced large amounts of Botulinum toxin.

SNOW: And you also had a number of scientists coming forward and telling you that there were plans afoot that, if they were given the orders to create chemical or biological weapons, there was a certain timetable in which they would be able to produce them.

KAY: That's correct. We've had very senior scientists — and this is actually a good news story. People don't realize how many Iraqis we now have cooperating with us. That's one reason for my optimism that we'll get to the bottom of the program. But it would have taken them from weeks to months to restart mustard production, and for months to — the maximum estimate is two years on VX production.

SNOW: Now, a lot of these scientists — you talk about one scientist being assassinated the same day he talked to your people.

KAY: Yes.

SNOW: Somebody else was shot six times. They're still subject to considerable intimidation?

KAY: They certainly are, and they report that to us every day. And that's why I guess I have great admiration for those who are talking to us. They're talking to us not for rewards; they're talking to us in the face of active threats against them for collaborating with us.

SNOW: Why can't you protect them?

KAY: Well, you know, we could take everyone out of the country, but realize in Iraq you're talking about extended families. We are taking steps to try to protect them, but we're never perfect at that.

SNOW: Let's talk about the volume of arms. How many arms depots are there in Iraq?

KAY: We've identified 130 ammunition storage points of significant size, some larger than 50 square kilometers. These are sites that contain, the best estimate is, between 600,000 and 650,000 tons of arms. That's about one-third of the entire ammunitions stockpile of the much-larger U.S. military.

SNOW: So that's pretty astonishing for a country of that size and population.

KAY: It's very astonishing when you're on the ground looking at it.

SNOW: You've only been through 10 of those so far. Why so few depots have been examined at this point?

KAY: Well, it's a size issue and going out. For example, we spent 10 days on a very large one about three weeks ago, operating in temperatures that range from 130 — that was a low day — to 150. And literally, you have to go — this one was over 200 square miles. It's damning, in terms of the scale, to have to do that.

SNOW: So you have still 120 of these to examine?

KAY: And we have 26 on a critical list to examine. That's really the number that drives us right now.

SNOW: What do you want to find in those?

KAY: Well, the Iraqis have told us, and we learned in 1991, that they have the habit of storing their chemical munitions right in a mix with these standard conventional armaments. And they also tended not to mark them. So you really have to examine each one, and that's why we're going there looking at them.

SNOW: There were claims before the war by Secretary of State Colin Powell that Iraq had weaponized and ready-to-use chemical weapons. He was very confident about the existence of chemical weapons. You have not yet found actual chemical weapons, correct?

KAY: Tony, it's important to stress the word "yet." We have not only Secretary Powell, we have Iraqi generals telling us that they had them. Unfortunately, they're not able to tell us where they are now. And that's why we're looking so hard.

SNOW: Biological weapons, you have found some strains; you think you're going to find more based on the testimony you've received?

KAY: Based on information leads, we have no reason to believe that we will not find more. But we're searching still.

SNOW: Let me ask you about the veracity of the people who are coming forward. Are they reliable sources? Have they given you information that's paid off, or are you getting a lot of crank information from people?

KAY: Well, they're not all reliable, and I wouldn't expect them to. We have to deal with them much like the way journalists do. I need to separate out what they really know personally from what someone has told them, and then go find the sub-sources who told them that. It's a very time-consuming process.

SNOW: Senator Carl Levin said the other day that there was no evidence that Iraq had restarted its nuclear weapons program. True or false?

KAY: Well, I think in the nuclear area there's evidence that they were putting small amounts of money and starting rudimentary experiments. But we haven't finished our examination there. On the basis of what we've examined, I think there is evidence that they were interested in restarting their nuclear program, but it was at a very early stage, based on what we have currently found.

SNOW: You also had heard that Saddam Hussein had gotten frustrated with the UN weapons inspectors and was simply ready to go ahead, regardless of their presence on his soil.

KAY: His senior head of the arms industry has told us that in 2000 he believed that Saddam had simply gotten fed up with the UN restrictions and was ready, in the face of them, to start restarting the program.

Now, the one piece of evidence that confirms that is in the missile area, where exactly that's when it restarted.

SNOW: And you also found propellants.

You mentioned that there are four classes. You had cruise missiles. You had the attempt to buy the Nodong missile from North Korea that can have a range of up to 1,300 kilometers, about 800 miles...

KAY: Right.

SNOW: ... and a series of other things. You had rocket propellants, correct?

KAY: Well, the rocket propellants are really an interesting story I'm surprised no one has picked up on. We have Iraqis now telling us that they continued, until 2001 or early 2002, to be capable of mixing and preparing Scud missile fuel.

Scud missile fuel is only useful in Scud missiles, no other class of missiles that Iraq has. And yet Iraq declared that it got rid of all of its Scud missiles in the early 1990s. Why would you continue to produce Scud missile fuel if you didn't have Scuds? We're looking for the Scuds.

SNOW: In speaking to reporters the other day, you also said that you were examining the possible cross-border transportation of arms into Syria, Jordan and Iran. Now, the Jordanian government has said, absolutely not true. Do you still think it's possible that arms could have made their way into Jordan?

KAY: Well, we're still examining what moved where. We have multiple reports from Iraqis of moving material. We do know that documents were taken to Jordan, because we're engaged in negotiations with someone who is in Jordan to recover those documents. I have no personal knowledge that weapons were moved into Jordan.

SNOW: Does this person in Jordan have any official relationship with the government, or is this a private citizen?

KAY: Oh, absolutely no official relationship with the government. He fled there, and he's there solely on his personal basis.

SNOW: How about Syria? I've heard talk of convoys making their way out of Iraq into Syria in the weeks before the war. What have you heard?

KAY: We've heard the same reports. Actually, we have probably more specific evidence on that, on dates, times...

SNOW: I would suspect you know more than I do on that.

KAY: ... and routes taken. The difficulty we have is proving what was in the convoys, and that's where we're stymied right now.

SNOW: You also have reports of a number of nations engaged in illegal trade or dual-use technology trade with Iraq. Why won't you tell us who those countries are?

KAY: Because we're continuing to investigate to find the exact details and to be sure that we have absolute accuracy. Also, because we suspect that these same companies have been engaged with other proliferant regimes, so we want to get to the bottom of this.

And let me say, it's not just dual-use. The equipment that we're after and the information we have relates to things that were clearly illegal to sell to Iraq. This is illegal procurement. It's not something that could have other uses. They shouldn't have had it.

SNOW: Were any American companies involved?

KAY: Not that we've discovered to date.

SNOW: What about the United Nations? There's some talk that the United Nations ought to handle weapons inspection. What do you make of that?

KAY: Well, I certainly — we've used and are using today former UN inspectors. But the idea of turning it back over to the UN just doesn't hold any credibility.

The UN has pulled essentially all of its staff out of Iraq because of two explosions. I've had teams attacked four times in September and four serious injuries. Every one of the people we have on the ground, including myself, is weapons qualified and routinely carries weapons. We operate in a very non-permissive environment.

That's not what the UN does. I can't believe that the UN — as a UN inspector, I never carried a weapon, and we never operated in this type of environment.

SNOW: You've been looking for weapons. Have you found any documentary evidence of ties to al-Qaeda or other terrorist groups?

KAY: We have not — with regard to weapons of mass destruction, and that is really the area I operate in, no, we have not.

SNOW: But how about in other weapons? Has anything else come across? Because one of the things you document is a very thorough program of trying to destroy evidence in the wake of the U.S. and British invasion.

KAY: We have discovered documentary evidence that relates to various terrorist connections, and what happens, Tony, when we do that, is we immediately turn it over. I have an FBI rep who's on the Iraq Survey Group. We turn it over to those people whose professional business is investigating those ties.

SNOW: So when you look at the totality of the investigation, in Iraq and in surrounding countries, what would you put the probability of finding weapons of mass destruction?

KAY: I simply don't know. I have tried to conduct a work program that guarantees us that if they are there, we will find them. Rather than estimate — I don't want to estimate. I want to have proof, and that's what we're driving toward that conclusion.

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David Kay is the CIA special adviser on Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction programs and head of the Iraqi Survey Group.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: davidkay; interview; iraq; saddam; transcript; wmd
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1 posted on 10/06/2003 5:20:04 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson
We could find tons of flesh eating bacteria in missile heads ready to fire, and the Democtrats would still support their boy Saddam. He's one of their favorite dictators.
2 posted on 10/06/2003 5:30:01 AM PDT by concerned about politics (Lucifers lefties are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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3 posted on 10/06/2003 5:31:50 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: SJackson
KAY: It's not a weapon in the sense of it was ready to be fired. It is absolutely the essential element that only time and a little growth media would have produced large amounts of Botulinum toxin.

SNOW: And you also had a number of scientists coming forward and telling you that there were plans afoot that, if they were given the orders to create chemical or biological weapons, there was a certain timetable in which they would be able to produce them.

Thank God for Bush and pre-emptiveness.
Imagine if Bush had not been in charge! Scary!
Gore would have welcomed mass murder. It would have reduced the strain on "Mother Earth".

4 posted on 10/06/2003 5:36:27 AM PDT by concerned about politics (Lucifers lefties are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: concerned about politics
The only problem with this interview is it didn't reach enough people (doubters). Fox News is our favorite, but I'm afraid the "idiotic independents" are going to be duped by the mainstream headlines. Bush better use that bully pulpit and fast.
5 posted on 10/06/2003 5:38:50 AM PDT by Galtoid
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To: concerned about politics
Take note....
-The New York Times: "No Illicit Arms."
-The Washington Post: "No Banned Weapons."
-The Los Angeles Times: "No Illicit Iraqi Arms."
-USA Today: "No Illegal Weapons."


Geez, my liberal friends keep telling me there is no bias in the Media. Perhaps if the NY Slimes took time to interview David Kay they too may actually report the news rather then spin it....we know that will never happen don't we.
6 posted on 10/06/2003 5:39:35 AM PDT by never4get
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To: SJackson
Rod Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) and Newt Gingritch both were just on FoxNews.

Both were saying that the Bush Admin needs to get out in front of these new stories, PR wise.

Newt said he couldn't understand why GWB allowed the Kay report to be portrayed negatively for 48 hours without a response--even though the report basically says Saddam had the elements to create WMD.

The NJ Congressman said essentially the same thing--that GWB is not getting the word out that "good" is happening in Iraq and in the war on terror.

Someone needs to wake up the WH. A week of negatives sink into peoples' psyches. Then when the Admin denies them, the opposition cries "lie"--and it appears that the Admin is -- lying.

The Clinton Admin would spin, sometimes even minutes before the negative story hit the airwaves. They were ahead of the game--thus, even the most severe negatives did not stick.

The Bush2 Admin needs to take a page from the Clinton playbook. They need to be on-air in minutes, not days, of breaking news that the media is spinning negatively.

It is a long way to Nov 2004, and a lot more negative stories will surface weekly/monthly against the GWB Admin before then. Rove/Bush/Hughes/whoever-is-in-charge of the GWB campaign need to activate a PR group for the immediacy of breaking negative news. Why---duh! Look at the poll numbers. They are sinking. The left's negative campaign is working, working, working. The GWB Administration is slowly melting, melting, melting, as the left portrays it as the Wicked Witch of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.
7 posted on 10/06/2003 5:40:40 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy
...."GWB allowed the Kay report to be portrayed negatively for 48 hours without a response--even though the report basically says Saddam had the elements to create WMD....."

I think that Bush is playing Texas poker, and will show his hand once Kay's team finds some actual WMD, then he can finaly tell the world "sit down and STFU"

8 posted on 10/06/2003 5:44:20 AM PDT by aShepard
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To: SJackson
KAY: It's much larger. It contains anthrax, and that's one reason we're actively interested in getting it.

The 9-11 anthrax mailings in the US now thought to be Iraqi in origin?

Why else would David Kay be more interested in anthrax than other agents?

9 posted on 10/06/2003 5:46:30 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
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10 posted on 10/06/2003 5:47:27 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: aShepard
I think that Bush is playing Texas poker, and will show his hand once Kay's team finds some actual WMD, then he can finaly tell the world "sit down and STFU"

That's my guess.
The left can squirm and spin for awhile, and all Bush has to do is call for a major press report to make them all look like idiots.
He has time on his side. There's still more info for Kay to sort through.
Patience is a good thing. The left is overly emotional, and givin enough time (and a little more rope), Bush will slam them when the time is right. (The left hates it when Bush rises above their nonsence. They go friggen nuts.)

11 posted on 10/06/2003 5:51:46 AM PDT by concerned about politics (Lucifers lefties are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: concerned about politics
Right behind Castro.
12 posted on 10/06/2003 5:54:01 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: TomGuy
The President held a press conference at 10:30 Friday morning... How much more out front do you want him to be?
13 posted on 10/06/2003 5:54:53 AM PDT by carton253 (All I need to know about Islam I learned on 9/11/2001)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Right behind Castro.

Oh yeh, and Clinton sure was pretty kind to O Soma Bin Leftie.
The left will never forgive Reagan for tearing down the wall of the socialist states of Russia, the lefts earthly utopia. LOL. That one will tee them off forever!

14 posted on 10/06/2003 5:59:51 AM PDT by concerned about politics (Lucifers lefties are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: wayoverontheright
I thought the anthraw strain in the mailings was the Ames variety. US grown.

Prairie
15 posted on 10/06/2003 6:00:19 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I'm a monthly donor to FR. And proud of it!)
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To: prairiebreeze
anthrax I meant
16 posted on 10/06/2003 6:03:44 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I'm a monthly donor to FR. And proud of it!)
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To: TomGuy
Newt said he couldn't understand why GWB allowed the Kay report to be portrayed negatively for 48 hours without a response

Actually, Bush on Friday morning made a couple of comments to reporters that he thought the report justified the action taken against Saddam's regime. And friggin' Bloomberg managed to lie that Bush claimed that the report proved the threat was "imminent", when Bush said no such thing in his comments. I guess the Dems have such a case of imminence on the brain that they just reflexively add it to any story about Iraq and WMDs.

17 posted on 10/06/2003 6:06:44 AM PDT by dirtboy (CongressmanBillyBob/John Armor for Congress - you can't separate them, so send 'em both to D.C.)
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To: carton253
The President held a press conference at 10:30 Friday morning... How much more out front do you want him to be?

The Kay report was released late LAST WEEK. The left had the entire weekend talkshowcircuit to bash it as proving their "no WMD's found" case. No counter response the entire weekend. Every weekend newstalkshow and major left newspaper and major left media news program carried----"no WMD's found", GWB lied about the reason, blah, blah, blah, yada, yada, yada. That sinks into the public's minds!

The same applied to the CIA/Wilson/Novack scandal. The "appearance" is tha the WH was behind this.

Perceptions, especially wrong ones, can be dangerous in political camps. Newt, on FoxNews was speaking from experience. Count how many major Dems have gone down to defeat because of scandals in the last 15 years? How many Pubs? See, these scandals take down more Pubs in the final count.
18 posted on 10/06/2003 6:11:13 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy
Well... I guess the President's biggest mistake was that he didn't hire you as his political strategist... since you always seem to know what to do in every circumstrance... and according to you, you would do a far better job than anyone in the White House.
19 posted on 10/06/2003 6:13:37 AM PDT by carton253 (All I need to know about Islam I learned on 9/11/2001)
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To: SJackson
Thanks for putting together this interview and posting it.
20 posted on 10/06/2003 6:29:26 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Where would you be if Free Republic was not here today? Donate Monthly to FR!)
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To: concerned about politics
This whole idea that we were supposed to wait until Saddam was in a position to immediately attack us with biological, nuclear and chemical weapons before we did anything to stop him is mind boggling.

I guess some believe that we should have allowed Saddam a fair chance or something.

Unbelievable.
21 posted on 10/06/2003 6:31:02 AM PDT by alnick (The truth shall set you free.)
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To: SJackson
active strains, actually would've — were still active when we found them — Botulinum toxin, one of the most toxic elements known.

Of course we can all make this at home if we know something about canning David, but you build it up okay. Since you've had no luck finding 29,984 munitions or all those other tons and liters of WMDs Bush talked about, may as well base your entire argument on something anyone that cans could accidently make...and a whole vial at that!! Simply bone chilling....

22 posted on 10/06/2003 6:31:13 AM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Can you name a left wing/communist/Islamonazi dictator/tryant that the rats of America haven't loved?

I will be 65 next month, and I can't thing of one that they haven't loved from Mao to Castro to $oddomite.
23 posted on 10/06/2003 6:31:50 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Where would you be if Free Republic was not here today? Donate Monthly to FR!)
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To: alnick
This is an excellent summary of the suicidal wet dream of the left wing in America and around the world.

This whole idea that we were supposed to wait until Saddam was in a position to immediately attack us with biological, nuclear and chemical weapons before we did anything to stop him is mind boggling.

24 posted on 10/06/2003 6:32:58 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Where would you be if Free Republic was not here today? Donate Monthly to FR!)
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To: alnick
This whole idea that we were supposed to wait until Saddam was in a position to immediately attack us with biological, nuclear and chemical weapons before we did anything to stop him is mind boggling.

The Democrats are not deep thinkers.

25 posted on 10/06/2003 6:38:34 AM PDT by concerned about politics (Lucifers lefties are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: SJackson
This is an example where we need to take on some activism. This is, after all, what FR is all about (grass roots efforts). If the lefties and their willing cohorts in the media have it there way, Mr. Kay's comments will never (EVER) see the light of day.

I am going to create a simple, easy-to-read HTML file that anyone can attached to an email. Attach it to an email and send it to everyone you know.

Please FRMail me and let me know if you want a copy.

26 posted on 10/06/2003 6:40:12 AM PDT by mattdono (Scare a lefty. Make a monthly contribution to FR. $3 to $5/month...you can afford it)
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To: billbears
Okay, we'll put you down as not minding being the target of a botulinum toxin attack since it's such a minor biological weapon.
27 posted on 10/06/2003 6:43:52 AM PDT by alnick (The truth shall set you free.)
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To: Grampa Dave
Nope, can't think of a single one.
28 posted on 10/06/2003 6:45:20 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
After I read your reply re Castro to add to $oddomite, I tried to think of a single mass murdering left wing dictator who wasn't loved and adored by the lefties.

I could not think of a single one.
29 posted on 10/06/2003 6:52:10 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Where would you be if Free Republic was not here today? Donate Monthly to FR!)
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To: carton253
carton253 (All I need to know about Islam I learned on 9/11/2001)

AMEN!

30 posted on 10/06/2003 6:56:20 AM PDT by harpu
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To: prairiebreeze
I thought the anthrax strain in the mailings was the Ames variety. US grown.

In Laurie Mylroie's book Bush Against The Beltway she shows how the Ames strain got to a British firm which was later purchased by an Arab. With eight years of Clinton "security" it wouldn't be that far-fetched that the same malignant neglect which allowed secrets to go to China would also allow other assets to be put in other wrong hands.

31 posted on 10/06/2003 6:56:43 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: SJackson
BUMP
32 posted on 10/06/2003 7:01:31 AM PDT by GrandMoM ("What is impossible with men is possible with GOD -Luke 18:27)
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To: wayoverontheright
With eight years of Clinton "security" it wouldn't be that far-fetched that the same malignant neglect which allowed secrets to go to China would also allow other assets to be put in other wrong hands.

C'mon. Give the loser some credit. His CIA caught a lot of video bootleggers for his Hollywood friends! Sheesh. It was a matter of priority!

33 posted on 10/06/2003 7:05:06 AM PDT by concerned about politics (Lucifers lefties are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: alnick
While you're at it put me down for not minding being the target of imaginary WMDs either. Since they don't exist at the level given as fact before the war I won't mind not being the target of those either
34 posted on 10/06/2003 7:10:00 AM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: concerned about politics
This is why liberals hate Fox - it gives parts of the story that liberals don't want the public to hear. The liberals' hatred of Fox is really a cry for censorship, and by demonizing Fox they are trying to censor it in the only way the law allows, by trying to sully its reputation.
35 posted on 10/06/2003 7:30:54 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle (uo)
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To: Steve_Seattle
This is why liberals hate Fox - it gives parts of the story that liberals don't want the public to hear.

FOX was doing a morning show in Philidelphia a few days back. I couldn't believe the stupid liberals there. They had protest signs against FOX news they were waving in the back ground.
FOX, being the adults, ignored them. Once, they did comment on them and laughed, but went on about their business anyway.
Liberals hate Constitutional rights. They stand in their way.

36 posted on 10/06/2003 7:35:26 AM PDT by concerned about politics (Lucifers lefties are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: billbears
" . . . all those other tons and liters of WMDs Bush talked about . . . "

And Clinton talked about and Hans Blix talked about. The belief in saddam's WMD programs was widespread and not confined to the Bush administration. And from what Kay has found so far, it is clear that Saddam was ready to ramp up his weapons programs on the day after U.N. inspectors declared he was clean and went home. His intent was to wear down the will of the U.N. to monitor him, then start right up again once they gave up. That was Clinton's belief, and Bush shared it.
37 posted on 10/06/2003 7:36:38 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle (uo)
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To: Steve_Seattle
And Clinton talked about and Hans Blix talked about.

And the left wing here, France, and Germany wasted plenty of valuable time screwing around and allowed Saddam to hide them.
We'll find them, even if he shipped them to Syria. Once Iraqi's feel secure enough, they'll talk.
Good things come to those who wait.

38 posted on 10/06/2003 7:45:23 AM PDT by concerned about politics (Lucifers lefties are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: TomGuy
Someone needs to wake up the WH.

What would you like the President to do? Hold an impromptu press conference?

Oh wait. He did that on Friday, on the way to his helicopter. Talked specifically about Kay's report.

Maybe he should address the American people?

Oh wait. He did that on Saturday, during his weekly radio address.

When are folks going to realize the message is intentionally being ignored by the media? Geez. I think Hell would freeze over if people quit blaming the GOP and started blaming the media and Democrats.

39 posted on 10/06/2003 7:53:15 AM PDT by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: TomGuy
No counter response the entire weekend.

Wrong.

40 posted on 10/06/2003 7:54:09 AM PDT by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: billbears
Of course we can all make this at home if we know something about canning David, but you build it up okay. Since you've had no luck finding 29,984 munitions or all those other tons and liters of WMDs Bush talked about, may as well base your entire argument on something anyone that cans could accidently make...and a whole vial at that!! Simply bone chilling....

I'm actually surprised you even made an appearance on this thread, since Mr. Kay did a fine job of making your routine childish comments look especially asanine.

41 posted on 10/06/2003 7:55:31 AM PDT by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: Steve_Seattle; billbears
....Now, now Steve Seattle...Mr. billbears seems to have a good handle on things and if he believes we are not in trouble an we should not fear any weapons Iraqi weapons program I believe him. After all he must be much smarter then Mr. Kay or any other interested party including our President (and in minimal respect the UN). We certainly are very unfortunate he is not our Presdient as I would feel a whole lot safer and no doubt he would have avoided us having to go to war.
42 posted on 10/06/2003 8:09:34 AM PDT by never4get
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To: never4get
After all he must be much smarter then Mr. Kay or any other interested party including our President (and in minimal respect the UN). We certainly are very unfortunate he is not our Presdient as I would feel a whole lot safer and no doubt he would have avoided us having to go to war.

Cute. But the fact remains none of what President Bush stated as fact has come to fruition. First the neocons based their hopes on poisoned water in the Euphrates, then a half buried centrifuge. Next came a bag of beans, and the latest and greatest, rudimentary WMD 'programs' and a vial of botulism found in a refrigerator. Haven't heard about any of those previous stories even from Fox News of late have you? Boy, I tell you, those 'programs' were sure good enough for me to be behind an action that transferred 150,000+ men and whole fleets halfway around the world. Who knows what could have 'defended' us from such a diabolical scheme of a crazed dictator playing in the sand?

43 posted on 10/06/2003 8:17:21 AM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: billbears
...you are simply brillant. Man, you have so much to offer us it is a wonder most of us reject your logic no less then one second after hearing-reading it.
44 posted on 10/06/2003 8:27:59 AM PDT by never4get
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To: never4get
Cute but the sarcasm neither refutes the points I mentioned or adds to the arguments. It just reinforces the fact you are willing to believe anything, as long as it comes from the administration's talking heads. Keep believing in the WMD argument, somebody has to
45 posted on 10/06/2003 8:50:33 AM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: billbears
Please provide a link to back up your claims. Precisely what was claimed, by whom, in what quantities, pertaining to what period of time?
46 posted on 10/06/2003 9:02:32 AM PDT by alnick (The truth shall set you free.)
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To: billbears
Oh and BTW, which is it? Your response to the fact that BT was found was that BT is easily made (not that it matters -- dead is dead). Then when I pointed out the silliness of that argument, you switched to claiming that the quantity is the problem.
47 posted on 10/06/2003 9:05:53 AM PDT by alnick (The truth shall set you free.)
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To: concerned about politics
FOX was doing a morning show in Philidelphia a few days back. I couldn't believe the stupid liberals there. They had protest signs against FOX news they were waving in the back ground. FOX, being the adults, ignored them. Once, they did comment on them and laughed, but went on about their business anyway.

During the cooking segment, E.D. turned around and offered them food. I'll bet that they were seething that she acted as if they were no bother.

48 posted on 10/06/2003 9:11:59 AM PDT by alnick (The truth shall set you free.)
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To: billbears
Refutes what points that you made??? That you believe there was never any WMDs??? Like I said, you are a brillant man because the U.N. and the majority of Americans privy to intelligence certainly did not (nor do they currently) believe same. Rest assured, the fact that you seem to know this without question certainly will help me sleep at night.
49 posted on 10/06/2003 9:29:15 AM PDT by never4get
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To: billbears
Of course we can all make this at home if we know something about canning

What nonsense.

Tell me two things what would be the abundance of botulism compared to other bacteria one can run in to in canning and two, how do you separate the botulism from other microorganisms?

50 posted on 10/06/2003 10:58:05 AM PDT by tallhappy
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