Powell: Saddam may have not possessed weapons of mass destruction
Secretary of State Colin Powell said Saturday that Iraq may not have possessed weapons of mass destruction. Powell was asked about comments last week by David Kay, the outgoing leader of a U.S. weapons search team in Iraq, that he did not believe Iraq had large quantities of chemical or biological weapons.
"The answer to that question is, we don't know yet," Powell told reporters.
Powell acknowledged that the United States thought Saddam Hussein had banned weapons, but added, "We had questions that needed to be answered.
"What was it?" he asked. "One hundred tons, 500 tons or zero tons? Was it so many liters of anthrax, 10 times that amount or nothing?" (Albawaba.com)
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