- The Washington Times - Monday, November 28, 2005

U.S. Government White Paper (State Department), Feb. 13, 1998:

On the basis of the last seven years’ experience, the world’s experts conclude that enough production components and data remain hidden and enough expertise has been retained or developed to enable Iraq to resume development and production of WMD. They believe Iraq maintains a small force of Scud-type missiles, a small stockpile of chemical and biological munitions, and the capability to quickly resurrect biological and chemical weapons production.

This conclusion is borne out by gaps and inconsistencies in Iraq’s WMD declarations, Iraq’s continued obstruction of UNSCOM inspections and monitoring activities, Saddam’s efforts to increase the number of “sensitive” locations exempt from inspection, and Saddam’s efforts to end inspections entirely. Collectively, the evidence strongly suggests that Baghdad has hidden remnants of its WMD programs and is making every effort to preserve them.

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