4,489. 2/5/2003

Secretary of State Colin Powell made a presentation to the UN on February 5, 2003, accusing Iraq of having weapons of mass destruction and the evidence to prove it. “Citing human sources, Powell leveled his most serious charge. ‘We know from sources a missile brigade outside Baghdad was disbursing rocket launchers and warheads containing biological warfare agents to various locations.’…He also referred to unmanned aerial vehicles [UAVs]. ‘We detected one of Iraq’s newest UAVs in a test flight…’ He said in a menacing tone that these UAVs were a grave potential danger without providing evidence of such. ‘Iraq could use these small UAVs, which have a wingspan of only a few meters, to deliver biological agents to its neighbors or, if transported, to other countries including the United States,’ he stated.”

 – Bob Woodward, Plan of Attack, Pages 310-311

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