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I found this answer by Blair most interesting. A country with limited WMD capability can only be a threat if it links up with terrorist organizations such as Al Qa'ida. Forces are sent to the Gulf because Saddam is supposed to be such a threat. But Blair argues below that Saddam may link up with Al Qa'ida because Saddam faces a threat from possible military action. Without a link to terrorist organizations it is hard to see how Saddam (if he has some WMD) could be credible threat to Britain or the U.S. Greetings, Saibal JEREMY PAXMAN: You know your defence intelligence assessment is that there is currently no link between Baghdad and Al Qaeda. TONY BLAIR: No they didn't say that what they said was which is absolutely right is that historically al qaeda which wants these Arab states to become religious states. That Al Qaeda obviously would regard Iraq as a secular state and relations between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein would not have been of any great historical importance, that is not to say in circumstances where Iraq faces a threat from possible military action and Al Qaeda have also been subject to action being pursued at international level they aren't coming together and there is evidence that links the two. I've never suggested that _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk