Report: Iraqi scientists say weapons were dismantled in 1990s
Six months into the war against Iraq, and the U.S. has not yet shown evidence of alleged weapons of mass destruction - an allegation which prompted the Bush administration to launch its war on Saddam's regime.
Time magazine interviewed Iraqi weapons scientists and other former government officials for the last few months, and has concluded that they all made similar claims - - that Iraq's once massive unconventional-weapons program was destroyed or dismantled in the 1990s and never re-built.
Moreover, the claims stated that officials destroyed or never kept the documents that would prove it; that the "shell games" Saddam Hussein played with United Nations inspectors were designed to conceal his progress on conventional weapons systems such as missiles, air defenses, radars and not biological or chemical programs; and that even Saddam may not have known what he actually had or didn't have. (Albawaba.com)
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