5,341. 9/8/2003

In a San Francisco Chronicle article on September 8, 2003, former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter wrote: “The discovery by the U.S. forces in Iraq of two mobile ‘biological weapons laboratories’ was touted by President Bush as clear evidence that Iraq possessed illegal weapons capabilities. However, it now is clear that these so-called labs were nothing more than hydrogen generation units based upon British technology acquired by Iraq in the 1980s, used to fill weather balloons in support of conventional artillery operations, and have absolutely no application for the production of biological agents.”

 – Scott Ritter, “Weapons of Mass Destruction in Our Midst; America can be its own worst enemy,” The San Francisco Chronicle, Sep. 8, 2003

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