Powell: WMD to be found in Iraq
Secretary of State Colin Powell insisted on Sunday the United States would find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
"The combat period is over and we can now turn our attention to finding weapons of mass destruction...There's strong evidence and no question about the fact there are weapons of mass destruction," he told BBC television in an interview. "We will find weapons of mass destruction."
Speaking from Washington, Powell said the Iraqi campaign could be called a success when Iraq embraced democracy. Victory should not be based on finding or killing Saddam, he said.
"This operation will come to a successful end when there is a new government in Iraq that has been decided upon by the people of Iraq and when the people of Iraq have forsworn any support of terrorism and there are no more weapons of mass destruction," Powell said.
"We will have closure with or without Saddam Hussein. We would like to know exactly what happened to Saddam Hussein but he is no longer in charge of anything," he said. (Albawaba.com)
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