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    powel is such a dope..that guy went from being a respected cabinet member to not being involved at all.!
    BY BARRY SCHWEID, AP Diplomatic Writer

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Colin Powell (news - web sites) has conceded that evidence he presented to the United Nations (news - web sites) that two trailers in Iraq (news - web sites) were used for weapons of mass destruction may have been wrong.


    In an airborne news conference on the way home from NATO (news - web sites) talks in Brussels, Belgium, Powell said Friday he had been given solid information about the trailers that he told the Security Council in February 2003 were designed for making biological weapons. But now, Powell said, "it appears not to be the case that it was that solid."


    He said he hoped the intelligence commission appointed by President Bush (news - web sites) to investigate prewar intelligence on Iraq "will look into these matters to see whether or not the intelligence agency had a basis for the confidence that they placed in the intelligence at that time."


    Powell's dramatic case to the Security Council that Iraq had secret arsenals of weapons of mass destruction failed to persuade the council to directly back the U.S.-led war that deposed the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). But it helped mobilize sentiment among the American people for going to war.


    As it turned out, U.N. inspectors were unable to uncover the weapons, but administration officials have insisted they still might be uncovered.


    David Kay, who led the hunt for the weapons, showed off a pair of trailers for news cameras last summer and argued that the two metal flatbeds were designed for making biological weapons.


    But faced with mounting challenges to that theory, Kay conceded in October he could have been wrong. He said he did not know whether Iraq ever had a mobile weapons program.


    Powell told reporters that as he worked on the Bush administration's case against Iraq U.S. intelligence "indicated to me" that the intelligence was solid.


    "I'm not the intelligence community, but I probed and I made sure, as I said in my presentation, these are multi-sourced" allegations, Powell said.


    The trailers were the most dramatic claims, "and I made sure that it was multi-sourced," he said.


    "Now, if the sources fell apart we need to find out how we've gotten ourselves in that position," he said.


    "I have discussions with the CIA (news - web sites) about it," Powell said, without providing further details.


    The trailers were the only discovery the administration had cited as evidence of an illicit Iraqi weapons program.


    In six months of searches, no biological, chemical or nuclear weapons were found to bolster the administration's central case for going to war: to disarm Saddam of suspected weapons of mass destruction.
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    You know what, it doesn't matter why we STARTED this war anymore. We are in it and American kids are dying (and have already died) for it.

    LETS FINISH THE DAMN JOB and GET THEM HOME!

    If the WMD's ate there, find them dammit. Finish off the enemy fighters with extreme predjudice. Get the Iraqi's trained toi defend themselves. Get the Iragi Democracy Going. Then GET THE HELL OUT!!!

    Why doesn't mean alot anymore. Just get the job done and make something GOOD come out of the war.

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    Why doesn't mean alot anymore. Just get the job done and make something GOOD come out of the war.

    I agree with you..But the liars who lied to get their war and those who are now benfitting from it MUST pay..

    VoTe em out in 04!

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by Warfish[/i]@May 7 2004, 04:53 PM
    [b] You know what, it doesn't matter why we STARTED this war anymore. We are in it and American kids are dying (and have already died) for it.

    LETS FINISH THE DAMN JOB and GET THEM HOME!

    If the WMD's ate there, find them dammit. Finish off the enemy fighters with extreme predjudice. Get the Iraqi's trained toi defend themselves. Get the Iragi Democracy Going. Then GET THE HELL OUT!!!

    Why doesn't mean alot anymore. Just get the job done and make something GOOD come out of the war. [/b][/quote]
    No you are wrong; why DOES matter. There is something called accountability. You can't just send American soldiers to fight and die in an unneccessary pre-emptive war based distortions, lies and deceit and get away with it. There are always ramifications and consequences for every action.

    I do agree we need to finish the job, just not the way we are going about it now...

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