I think when Ritter finally understood that Biden was right, that Ritter just didn't make enough money to have a credible opinion...well, at that point, Ritter was able to mature into a credible source.
One guy you don't want near the microphone is David Schippers. He might find your slightest reason to distrust Scott Ritter. By the way, if Ritter was really a Marine, what happened?
You could sense from Ritter's expression as he repeatedly stated "Iraq is not a threat" that he was either about to bust out laughing or that he was spelling B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T in Morse code with his jaw clenches.
Indeed, it smelled worse than a beached whale.
An Iraqi AMERICAN, financed him producing a documentry about Iraq
An expert on Iraq retained to make a documentry about Iraq, what the hell was he supposed to do a documentry about?
The OJ Simpson trial?
The project was done under the supervision of the state department and FBI, both of who signed off on the financing as being clean and both the state department and the FBI have praised the documentry as accurate and objective.
I hope Tucker Carlson and the other hacks attacking this man are sued into non-existance.
5 percent of a remaining arsenal of WMD is 100 percent too much lethal potential in the hands of someone like Hussein.
It only takes a incredibly small exposure to certain WMD agents to be lethal...
. . .a traitorous bump. . .
Scott Ritter Points to Fear The American arms inspector for the United Nations who recently quit in protest over US policy toward Iraq is back in the news again. Scott Ritter has more to say, now claiming that the United States lacks the will to use force against Saddam Hussein and that the Iraqi leader successfully called our bluff. "It has to be credible force in order for Saddam to flinch, and I think the Iraqis just called the bluff," he said. "There is an illusion of arms control taking place. Right now we are not doing meaningful inspections in Iraq, and if people do not change course the end result will be that Iraq will be able to retain these capabilities." Scott Ritter, of course, is a man who would know what he is talking about. If his assessment is correct, we should certainly give this matter our urgent attention.
ELIZABETH FARNSWORTH: And it your contention that without a significant and realistic threat of military actionaq will not allow the investigations to begin again, beyond just the monitoring that's already going on?
WILLIAM SCOTT RITTER, JR.: Well, in this I would only echo the words made by the Secretary-General and other personnel back in February, who said that you couldn't have had the February MOU without the real and credible threat of military force. That's an obvious statement. can't expect to enforce the law unless you have the means to carry out the enforcement.
That's the point. People like Russert -- and most other mainstreamers who cite Ritter -- don't want to. Why not?