Sunday, January 25, 2004
Ugh... and the Strib has an ombudsman! Every time you see an interview of anyone, automatically assume that large chunks have been ommitted.
This is what the Strib printed:
"Headline: Iraq had no banned weapons, former chief weapons inspector saysThen this is what the Telegraph printed:
WASHINGTON - The former top U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq said Sunday he believes Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
David Kay said the challenge for the United States now is to figure out why intelligence indicated that the Iraqi president did have them.
``We led this search to find the truth, not to find the weapons. The fact that we found so far the weapons do not exist, we've got to deal with that difference and understand why,'' Kay said Sunday on the National Public Radio program ``Weekend Edition.''
"David Kay, the former head of the coalition's hunt for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, yesterday claimed that part of Saddam Hussein's secret weapons programme was hidden in Syria.Now always keep in mind the questions that go unasked and the statements that go unreported. Now reconcile these two different stories about the same man printed on the same day. Do you really think the media doesn't have an agenda?
In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Dr Kay, who last week resigned as head of the Iraq Survey Group, said that he had uncovered evidence that unspecified materials had been moved to Syria shortly before last year's war to overthrow Saddam.
"We are not talking about a large stockpile of weapons," he said. "But we know from some of the interrogations of former Iraqi officials that a lot of material went to Syria before the war, including some components of Saddam's WMD programme. Precisely what went to Syria, and what has happened to it, is a major issue that needs to be resolved."
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