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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


08 February 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
Deployments
US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
News Reports

Current Operations

Deployments

  • IRAQ/JAPAN VOA 08 Feb 2004 -- A contingent of Japanese troops arrived in Iraq Sunday, in their first overseas assignment since the end of World War II. The controversial deployment will be a test for the Japanese leadership at home.

US Policy

  • Powell Says Decision to Take Military Action in Iraq Justified Washington File 08 Feb 2004 -- The information on which President Bush made his decision to take military action in Iraq was based on "the best analysis possible," according to Secretary of State Colin Powell.
  • Bush Says Saddam Posed Threat Through Ability to Produce WMD Washington File 08 Feb 2004 -- The available intelligence in the months preceding the invasion of Iraq in 2003 "clearly said Saddam Hussein was a threat to America," President Bush said in a television interview broadcast February 8.
  • Bush Upholds Iraq Decision, Discusses Intelligence Process AFPS 08 Feb 2004 -- President Bush said he is a "war president," and he makes every foreign policy decision with that in mind.
  • BUSH - IRAQ VOA 08 Feb 2004 -- President Bush has again defended his decision to invade Iraq - this time in an hour-long interview on American television. Mr. Bush says he had sufficient evidence to justify war.
  • Bush Defends Iraq War RFE/RL 08 Feb 2004 -- U.S. President George W. Bush today described himself as "a war president" while defending his decision to invade Iraq.

United Nations

  • UN Experts Meet With Iraqi Governing Council RFE/RL 08 Feb 2004 -- UN election experts in Iraq at the request of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan met Iraq's interim leadership in Baghdad today to assess whether the country is ripe for elections before self-rule.
  • IRAQ/U-N VOA 08 Feb 2004 -- A United Nations fact-finding team has met with Iraqi political leaders in Baghdad to discuss prospects for elections before power is handed over later this year.

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • ARAB LEAGUE/IRAQ VOA 08 Feb 2004 -- A preliminary report by the Arab League says efforts to promote power sharing among Iraq's different ethnic and religious groups present a threat to regional stability.

News Reports




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