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Bush, Blair to Meet at Camp David
Sat Sep 7, 2:49 AM ET
By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush ( news - web sites) and British Prime Minister Tony Blair ( news - web sites), the most ardent international supporter of the White House's Iraq policy, will meet at Bush's mountain retreat to plot strategy.
In a joint appearance before Saturday's summit at Camp David, Md., the two leaders were expected to repeat their shared view that Saddam Hussein ( news - web sites)'s ouster is the only way to stop Iraq's pursuit — and potential use — of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.
Aides insist Bush has not settled on whether, or when, to use a military attack or other means to accomplish that goal. Regardless, Blair — in marked contrast to other U.S. allies that have urged caution — has said the Americans should not have to go it alone.
The Bush team also could benefit from Blair's input as it works out a proposed United Nations ( news - web sites) resolution setting a deadline for Iraq to admit weapons inspectors or risk punitive action.
Blair's brief Camp David stopover, ending Saturday night following a late-afternoon meeting and dinner, promised to be a far cry from the British leader's visit in February 2001, when all Bush could think of that the two shared was a toothpaste preference.
Through a speech and his own diplomatic efforts, Blair has persisted in outspoken support for U.S. Iraq policy despite criticism from the British public, his own party and others across Europe.
Earlier this week, Blair said his government hoped to publish within weeks a dossier of evidence on Saddam's efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction. Britain released a similar paper against Osama bin Laden ( news - web sites) and his al-Qaida network just days before the start of the U.S.- and British-led strikes in Afghanistan ( news - web sites).
He also lent a hand to the campaign to rally international support behind action against Saddam, making calls to Russian President Vladimir Putin ( news - web sites) and French President Jacques Chirac and meeting in London with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud.
The Bush-Blair summit also would provide a welcome break from the president's uphill effort to soften recalcitrant world leaders, launched Friday with his own calls to Putin, Chirac and Chinese President Jiang Zemin ( news - web sites).
The three leaders, all opposed to a unilateral U.S. military strike against Iraq, promised to hear — but not necessarily to endorse — Bush's case against Saddam when administration teams visit their three capitals, senior officials said.
The president plans meetings with Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien in Detroit on Monday and with Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barosso at the White House on Tuesday.
Bush acknowledged that many have doubts but said he will not change his mind about the threat posed by Saddam. He characterized his consultations as less an exchange of ideas than an effort to "see the leaders of the world and remind them of the facts."
Blair appears to need no reminding.
Promising British troops to any future effort, he said "general expressions of support and sympathy" aren't what Americans need from their ally.
"They need to know: Are you prepared to commit, are you prepared to be there when the shooting starts?" Blair told the British Broadcasting Corp.
The Washington Post reported, meanwhile, that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's office on Friday night withdrew a 2,300-word article he had written for Sunday's editions making the case for pre-emptive military action to head off potential threats from weapons of mass destruction.
The article cited the three countries Bush has called the "axis of evil" — Iraq, Iran and North Korea ( news - web sites) — as well as Libya and Syria.
Pentagon ( news - web sites) spokeswoman Victoria Clarke said Rumsfeld withdrew the article because the timing "was not right," the Post reported.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 08, 2002
Since they have no evidence from normal government intelligence sources that Saddam Hussein has any weapons or intention of targeting the US, they have to have a private meeting to discuss they way Blair can make up false information and make it look like he has a reliable source for such accusations. Of course when we hear about it in the news, they will say that the reason their governments were not aware of it is because their sources are too "top secret" to reveal.
-- (total bullshit @ filthy. fuckin liars), September 08, 2002.
The NWO is more devious than you know. Saddam Hussein is its Corresponding Secretary.
-- (konspiracies @ behind.every BUSH), September 08, 2002.
Dumbya is more devious than Hussein anyday, and he's their #1 Poster Boy and their leading Idiot Puppet.
-- (Dumbya @ worse. than Hitler), September 08, 2002.
LOL! Looks like the NWO boys found themselves a Linda Tripp. Insert money, pull her string, and she'll say anything you want her to!
Saddam's Alleged Mistress Says He Met Bin Laden
Sun Sep 8, 6:03 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein ( news - web sites) met Osama bin Laden ( news - web sites) on two occasions and gave money to the al Qaeda leader in 1996, a woman who claims to be a long-time mistress of the Iraqi leader told ABC News.
Parisoula Lampsos, who claims to have been Saddam's mistress on and off for 30 years, told ABC she personally observed bin Laden in one of Saddam's palaces in the late 1980s. She said Saddam's oldest son, Uday, told her Saddam also met with bin Laden in the 1996 and game him money.
ABC News interviewed Lampsos, now 54 and hiding out in Lebanon, for its "Primetime Thursday" news program to air later this week. The network released excerpts of the interview on Sunday.
Lampsos told ABC she saw Saddam on nearly a daily basis and provided details of his habits and personal life.
In the interview, Lampsos claimed Saddam tried to have Uday assassinated because he was worried his son would try to remove him from power. Uday was shot and paralyzed in that attempt.
"I will kill him someday. Really, I mean I will kill him," Lampsos said was the threat Saddam made against his son.
When Uday became paralyzed, Lampsos said Saddam told her, "I didn't want in this way. I wanted him to die. It was better for him."
Separately, Lampsos alleged that Saddam cried when the United States chased Iraqi forces out of Kuwait during the Gulf War ( news - web sites). "He said 'they took Kuwait from me'," she told ABC.
After the Gulf War Saddam would move his chemical weapons around at night to hide them from U.N. inspectors. "He laughed about them," she told the network.
Saddam enjoyed watching videos of his enemies being tortured, Lampsos alleged, and sometimes put on a cowboy hat during the viewings.
She said Saddam's favorite movie is "The Godfather" and his favorite song is Frank Sinatra's "Strangers in the Night."
Saddam takes the anti-impotence drug Viagra, swims almost every day, uses a herbal relaxation mask to reduce wrinkles, dyes his hair and wears suits by Western designers including Pierre Cardin, Lampsos said.
She told the network Saddam has a security double that had his face surgically altered to look more like Iraqi leader.
Lampsos said she was smuggled out of Iraq a year ago by a group opposed to Saddam. She said she believes Saddam will try to kill her for speaking out, and now wears a veil to disguise herself.
-- (here comes the bullshit @ lay it. on thick), September 08, 2002.
He uses Viagra and dyes his hair? OMIGOD, such a wussy phoney!! We should definitely kill him, slaughter the innocent civilians, and take over their country for allowing this kind of satanic behavior.
Gotta admit, using tabloid trash as war propaganda is a pretty clever move by Dumbya. It will probably get everyone with a below 65 IQ level all riled up, which basically includes everyone who screamed bloody murder because Clinton got a blow job so then they voted for King Idiot.
-- rotfl (Okay Dumbya, I'm convinced @ you really. made your case!), September 08, 2002.
Think Tank Warns of Iraq's Abilities
Mon Sep 9, 3:52 PM ET
By BARRY RENFREW, Associated Press Writer
LONDON (AP) - Iraq could build a nuclear bomb in a few months if it obtained radioactive material, and its arsenal contains powerful chemical and biological weapons that can be quickly mass produced, according to a report Monday.
Developing weapons of mass destruction is one of Iraq's top priorities, and Saddam Hussein ( news - web sites) devotes enormous resources to such weapons, the report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies said.
"War, sanctions and inspections have reversed and retarded, but not eliminated, Iraq's nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and long-range missile capacity, nor removed Baghdad's enduring interest in developing these capabilities," said the institute's director John Chipman.
Left unhindered, it "seems likely that the current Iraqi regime will eventually achieve its objectives," the report said.
State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said the report jibed with U.S. information, saying that when inspectors left in 1998 it was known that not all Iraq's biological and chemical weapons stocks had been destroyed.
"I think we have every bit of evidence to conclude that Iraq had programs, they were partially destroyed, and they've tried to maintain and expand them since the inspectors were gone," he said in Washington.
The report, compiled by a range of experts, focused particular concern on Iraq's efforts to develop nuclear weapons. It expressed concern that a nuclear weapon, if developed, could fall into the hands of terrorists.
Although Baghdad appears several years away, at least, from making its own nuclear or fissile material for a bomb, it could get the material from a foreign source and construct a weapon quickly, the report said.
"If, somehow, Iraq were able to acquire sufficient nuclear material from foreign sources, it could probably produce nuclear weapons on short order, probably in a matter of months," the report said.
The report gave no evidence that Iraq has been able to obtain nuclear materials. There has been concern about nuclear material being sold on the black market in parts of the former Soviet Union.
Iraq retains significant biological and chemical weapons and, more importantly, the ability to quickly produce more stocks, the report said.
Iraq probably possesses hundreds of tons of chemical weapons or agents for their production, including mustard and sarin gas, the report said.
On biological weapons, Iraq could have large stocks of biological warfare agents, including, possibly, thousands of gallons of deadly anthrax, the report said.
The report, presented as an impartial and technical analysis, echoed similar warnings from various government and private analysts and did not appear to contain much new information.
"There's a tremendous unknown," one of the authors, Gary Samore, told a press conference.
Prime Minister Tony Blair ( news - web sites)'s office welcomed the report, but said it would soon publish its own dossier on Iraq's weapons program, containing intelligence information not available to the report's authors.
The institute report said that while Iraq has significant weapons of mass destruction, the threat is diminished by its limited ability to deliver them.
It probably has about 12 missiles with a range of 400 miles, but lacks the technology to use them to deliver nuclear weapons, if they are ever acquired, the report said. A nuclear weapon could be delivered by a plane or commandos, it said.
The missiles with a 400-mile range "could hit Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Israel, Iran, Turkey," said Chipman.
Similarly, Iraq's ability to deliver chemical and biological weapons is limited, mostly dependent on a few old planes and missiles. But the weapons could pose a threat to U.S. and allied forces and civilians in the region in the event of a war, it said.
The United States has been calling for action to stop Iraq's efforts to build weapons of mass destruction, saying Baghdad poses a threat to U.S. and international interests.
The report said attacking Iraq risks incurring Iraqi retaliation with weapons of mass destruction, but doing nothing risks allowing Baghdad to develop more weapons.
"Either course of action carries risks. Wait and the threat will grow. Strike and the threat may be used," it concluded.
-- bwaahahaaha! (did I call that or what? @ told. you so), September 10, 2002.