5,411. 10/7/2003

” ‘Although [Iraq Survey Group leader David] Kay and his team have not yet discovered stocks of the weapons themselves,’ [Secretary of State Colin] Powell wrote in an October 7 [2003] column in The Washington Post, there was ample evidence that Saddam had deceived the United Nations. The team had found ‘strains of organisms’ in the home of one scientist that ‘could have been used to produce biological agents.’ There were documents and equipment that ‘would have been useful for resuming uranium enrichment efforts.’ Although Kay had acknowledged ‘a number of explanations’ for the mobile laboratories, Powell said, ‘nothing rules out their potential use’ in weapons production.”

 – Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, Page 481

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