3,957. 9/24/2002

“Iraq’s WMD program was ‘active, detailed and growing,’ [U.K.] Prime Minister [Tony] Blair told Parliament on September 24 [2002]. Saddam Hussein had ‘existing and active military plans for the use of chemical and biological weapons, which could be activated within 45 minutes,’ Blair said, and ‘he is actively trying to acquire nuclear weapons capability.’ ”

 – Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, Page 422

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