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The Perfect Time To Change The Topic

Reported by Ellen - September 19, 2004 -

FOXNews.com has this AP report on its website today: U.S. Report Finds No WMD in Iraq. Some of the statements are rather damning of the Bush Administration, a rare occurence on FOX.

Other than an old artillery shell loaded with sarin, only "two or three stray shells have been discovered with traces of degraded agent - far short of the 100-500 tons of usuable chemical weapons that Colin Powell warned of on Feb. 5, 2003 as he sought a U.N. blessing for the U.S.-British invasion."

"Again, no evidence has emerged that the Iraqis planned to make weapons in (their chemical plants). Even if they did, it would not have been easy.

"Since 2002, official U.S. statements have consistently obscured the fact that the Iraqis would have remained under close, on-scene monitoring for years to come, if Blix's U.N. inspection regime had not been short-circuited by the American invasion."

What a coincidence that FOX suddenly discovered a "possible" Saddam/Al Qaeda link in the U.N. Oil-for-Food program the day after reporters were briefed on the WMD report. As I reported in Fox Fiddles with the News, While the US Could Burn, this "link" is very tenuous. Nevertheless, FOXNews.com claims this is to be the first in a series of articles on this topic. Fox television is also airing a special Sunday night, 9pm ET, on the Oil-For-Food-Program.

We News Hounds will be watching.