“Threat” released

Saddam’s Iraq was a threat due to WMD, we were told. It was imperative to invade and stop the dictator launching chemical, biological or even nuclear weapons on his neighbours. So how to explain this?

“Saddam Hussein’s weapons experts, known as Dr Germ and Mrs Anthrax, are being released by US forces, an Iraqi lawyer has said, and the US military confirmed several “high-value detainees” were being freed.

“The US State Department said Rihab Taha, who was dubbed Dr Germ by the popular press in the West and admitted to producing germ warfare agents, was released because US forces could not justify keeping her as a security threat.”

The evidence against Taha must have been either non-existent or pathetically weak. One more “threat” is reduced to insignificance.

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