- The Washington Times - Monday, January 2, 2006

From the Nov. 10, 1998, State Department Daily Press Briefing:

Assistant Secretary of State James Rubin: …[T]his can’t go on indefinitely; that if Saddam [Hussein] continues to block UNSCOM and we do not respond, he will be able to reconstitute his weapons of mass destruction in a matter of months, not a matter of years. This is a dangerous situation; this is why we have considered it a grave situation. If we fail to act, he will feel emboldened to threaten the region further, armed, possibly, with the most dangerous kinds of weapons.



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