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  • AP sources: Intelligence on weapons no 'slam dunk'

    08/29/2013 4:08:38 AM PDT · by quimby · 60 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 29, 6:54 AM EDT | KIMBERLY DOZIER and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The intelligence linking Syrian President Bashar Assad or his inner circle to an alleged chemical weapons attack that killed at least 100 people is no "slam dunk," with questions remaining about who actually controls some of Syria's chemical weapons stores and doubts about whether Assad himself ordered the strike, U.S. intelligence officials say. snip However, multiple U.S. officials used the phrase "not a slam dunk" to describe the intelligence picture - a reference to then-CIA Director George Tenet's insistence in 2002 that U.S. intelligence showing Iraq had weapons of mass destruction was a "slam dunk" - intelligence...