In the case of al qaeda, my impression is most of the senior people have actually sworn an oath to osama bin laden, and to my knowledge, even as of this late date, i don’t believe zarqawi, the principal leader of the network in iraq, has sworn an oath, even though what they’re doing — i mean, they’re just two peas in a pod in terms of what they’re doing,” rumsfeld said. And that sergei skripal was arrested in 2004, and sentenced 13 years in prison. The iraqi regime has in fact been very busy enhancing its capabilities in the field of chemical and biological agents. We are, after all, dealing with the same dictator who shoots at american and british pilots in the no-fly zone, on a regular basis, the same dictator who dispatched a team of assassins to murder former president bush as he traveled abroad, the same dictator who invaded iran and kuwait, and has fired ballistic missiles at iran, saudi arabia, and israel, the same dictator who has been on the state department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism for the better part of two decades. Many of us are convinced that saddam will acquire nuclear weapons fairly soon. ‘ cheney’s back in the corner or sitting on the couch at nearly all of these meetings. To the dismay of the inspectors, they in time discovered that saddam had kept them largely in the dark about the extent of his program to mass produce vx, one of the deadliest chemicals known to man.
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The fact that there was any doubt in anyone’s mind about who the president was, blows my mind,” bush added. But in 1993 the iraqi intelligence service (iis) attempted to assassinate former pres. Only then did we recognize the magnitude of the danger to our country.