Eight Pre-War Claims Refuted â€˘ No weapons of mass destruction of any kind were found in Iraq. Well strickly speaking this is incorrect. There were shells with Mustard gas and Sarin found Iraq. Even the Washington Post knew it. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33082-2004May17_2.html Then there are the reports from multiple sources that WMD materials were moved to Syria. : http://www.2la.org/syria/iraq-wmd.php http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai...25.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/01/25/ixnewstop.html http://www2.nysun.com/article/24480 http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewSpecialReports.asp?Page=\SpecialReports\archive\200602\SPE20060202a.html BTW as opposed to the claim in the headline NOWMD of ANY KIND found in Iraq, the info at the link qualifies the remark by saying "no stockpiles" quite deceptive , but typical of those seeking to spin rather than understand. Although I am sure the Ed Schultz crowd never noticed . So the first 'refutation is well BS. Truth is we don't know for certain. â€˘ No mobile biological weapons labs were found in Iraq. Some trucks were found, the story was they were for fertelizer not chem weapons. There are a few articles at captains quarters questioning the H2 concentrations and whether it was for fertilizer, not a big deal. IOW I don't care if the truck were mobile chem labs or not. Whne Powell did the presentation he said it was speculation and needed to be examined. â€˘ Iraq did not seek to acquire yellowcake uranium from Africa. This is nonsense. Even enemy of the administration J Wilson who was sent by his wife to sandbag the administration admitted under oath )duromg tje SSCI hearings) that Saddam made inqueries into getting yellow cake that were rebuffed IOW, Saddam was trying to get yellowcake. Here is a good overvoew with links. http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/07/about_that_500_tons_of_yellow.html â€˘ The aluminum tubes were not suitable for nuclear weapons development. They were determined to be dual use. â€˘ Mohamed Atta, the lead 9/11 hijacker, did not meet with Iraqi intelligence in Prague. The Czeck intel agencies maintains to this day that Atta did meet with Iraqi intel . Certainly when it was brought up by the administeration it was a credible eport. Many pieces of intel are never proven conclusivly. Not a key factor in taking out Saddam. Additionally there is a mountain of evidence on ties between Al Qudea and Saddam. â€˘ Iraq did not provide chemical weapons training to al-Qaeda. â€˘ There was no collaborative relationship between Iraq and al-Qaeda. â€˘ The implication that Iraq was involved in the attacks of 9/11 was untrue. Since no operational connection was evcr claimed so what? Here are a number of links to blogs referencing Iraqi Intel docs that document the relationship between Saddam and not just Al Queda but a number of Islamist terrorist org. These are in addition to the links to the pentagon report that established that Iraq was in contact with Al Queda and an array of terrorist orgs. A lot of the following links deal with IIS documents captured and translated. I jhave on this board linked to some of these documents before. Translation of Al Queda documents covering manyof the topics you mention: BTW when I have published these excerptssome have declared the docs forgeries created by the Pentagon. This notion was disproven when one doc showed plans for an Iraqi nuke. This was reported by no less than the NY Times. Additionally some of the docs showed kickback from the Oil for Food program to the Butros Ghali the head of UN, the site where the documents had been made public was subsequently shut down. So the docs are real and not fakes. http://www.freerepublic.com/~jveritas/ http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/008423.php A good summary of the Wilson stuff with respect to the yellowcake matterr with numerous links, http://pierrelegrand.net/2005/11/29...ellowcake-corruption-cia-on-the-takeoh-my.htm Interview with Saddams's ambassador to Al Queda. Aslo refers to Iraqi terrorist training center at Salman pak. http://pierrelegrand.net/2004/02/24/107763156395669417.htm More on Saddam and wmd: http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=F715A709-2614-4EA5-967C-F6151F94A364 Another article with links on the 500 pounds of yellow cake that UNMOVIC had left in Iraq, wonder what happens if the sanctions were lifted as the French and many dems were urging? http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/07/about_that_500_tons_of_yellow.html Below there are some other ifo I had posted about Saddam and his relationship with Al Queda including Al Queda blogs and a captured prisioner talking about training in Iraq before the war.