Headlines Powell: Unlikely WMD Stocks Will Be Found in Iraq


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Colin Powell (news - web sites), who made the case to the world that pre-war Iraq had stocks of chemical and biological weapons, said on Monday he now thought these will probably never be found.

"I think it's unlikely that we will find any stockpiles," Powell told lawmakers when asked about the intelligence behind his Feb. 5, 2003, U.N. Security Council speech laying out U.S. arguments for the war with Iraq that began six weeks later.

Powell's latest comments appeared to be his most explicit to date suggesting that the central argument for President Bush's decision to invade Iraq -- the belief it possessed weapons of mass destruction -- was flawed.

As early as January Powell said it was an "open question" whether or not such arms would be found and he conceded the possibility Iraq might not have had any when the war began.

Colin, thank you for that clarification...

So, thousands dead, billions spent on flawed beliefs.

Oh well, no one's accountable, let's just go on with our busy day, La, La La....