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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The real WMD

Mother Jones investigates Saddam's nuclear and bioweapons scientists and the lack of American interest in dealing with them after the 2003 invasion:

Nobody knows how many Iraqi scientists may have been lured over the borders into Iran, Syria, or beyond. Nobody knows because no one is keeping tabs. But several observers agree that so little attention is being paid to Iraq's scientists, the war may actually have increased the chances of nuclear capabilities proliferating beyond the country's borders. Between its unemployed scientists and the disappearance of large amounts of WMD-related materials from former weapons sites, Iraq now poses a nightmare scenario, according to Ray McGovern, who spent 27 years analysing intelligence for the CIA and afterward co-founded Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.

"The danger is much more acute, both from the proliferation side and the terrorism side," McGovern says. "Before we invaded, there was no evidence that Iraq had any plan or incentive to proliferate. They didn't even have a current plan to develop WMDs. They just hadn't been doing it. Now, my God, we have a magnet attracting all manner of foreign jihadists to a place where the WMD expertise is suddenly unprotected. It just boggles the mind."


Blogger Glenn Condell said...

Ray McGovern is an ex-Presidential intel adviser and one of the US's leading crusaders against this immoral war. He is also a conservative American Christian.

You can't judge a book by it's cover.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 12:26:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

McGovern has certainly been a leading critic of the war, and he's no liberal, by any means. Before the Iraq war, his group was saying that Iraq had no WMD, but he was ignored...

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 12:32:00 pm  

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