- The Washington Times - Monday, March 27, 2006

From New York Times editorial, Dec. 10, 2002:

[Iraq] responded to a United Nations deadline for disclosing its prohibited arms programs with a 12,000-page digital and print tome. Weapons and intelligence experts in Washington are slogging through that deluge of data to determine whether Baghdad has truly complied with the Security Council’s order last month to catalog its [WMD] programs… But the rigorous evidentary standards of an American courtroom do not apply here. A case for military action is likely to be made by highlighting any major discrepancies between Iraq’s report and American and other findings. Given Baghdad’s track record, which includes serial aggression against neighbors, wholesale duplicity toward the Security Council and missing stocks of nerve gas and biological weapons material, this seems a reasonable approach… Iraq is entitled to no presumption of innocence.

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