Iraqi disarmament and weapons of mass destruction (WMD)

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Bush aides debate how much secret information to disclose
By David E. Sanger, International Herald Tribune, 31 January 2003. Bush’s top national security aides, trying to put forth a convincing case that Iraq must be disarmed by force if needed, are hotly debating how much classified information to make public because they claim it might compromise security. Pressure to search for a way to make Powell U.N.
A smoking gun and Powell’s blind eye
By B Raman, Asia Times, 4 February 2003. Colin Powell is expected to present before the UN Security Council the evidence which the US claims to have on Iraq's clandestine procurement of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), its links with Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda network, and the dangers of these terrorist elements getting WMD from the Saddam Hussein regime.
ElBaradei: ‘Proof’ That Iraq Sought Uranium Is Fake
By Louis Charbonneau, Reuters, [7 March 2003]. The head of the U.N. nuclear agency said on Friday that the documents backing U.S. and British allegations that Iraq had attempted to import uranium from Niger were not authentic.
Some evidence on Iraq called fake: U.N. nuclear inspector says documents were forged
By Joby Warrick, The Washington Post, 8 March 2003. A key piece of evidence linking Iraq to a nuclear weapons program appears to have been fabricated and called into question U.S. and British claims about Iraqs secret nuclear ambitions.
UK nuclear evidence a fake
By Ian Traynor, The Guardian (London) 8 March 2003. British intelligence claims that Saddam Hussein has been trying to import uranium for a nuclear bomb are unfounded and based on deliberately fabricated evidence, according to an investigation by the UN nuclear inspectors in Iraq.
Iraq’s Most Senior Defector: Document Leaked to Today
By Andrew Gilligan, BBC News, 15 March 2003. Had Iraq got rid of all its weapons of mass destruction by 1995? That was the claim made by the most important defector ever to leave the country—General Hussein Kamel, who fled Iraq in August of that year.