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* U.S. PLANS HUNT FOR IRAQI BIO-WEAPONS by Mark Fritz Las Vegas Sun (from AP), 19th March ... ... Failing to find significant evidence of biological and chemical arms would mean one of two things: that U.S. claims they exist were exaggerated, or that Saddam was successful in moving them out of the country. Iraq denies it has any such weapons. Logical validity is defeated when one premises are biased. Failure to find Chemical/Biological arms could also mean Iraq has none -- that they were destroyed. There are reasons to consider this: such weapons deteriorate, and are expensive and risky to maintain. Iraq's use of such weapons (without US support) would bring down much wrath from the world, as would attempts to invade other nations. Simply allowing people to believe one has such weapons is as an effective deterrent as actually possessing them. Failure to find any does not lead to only the two conclusions stated. Recently the media has said or repeated the argumetn that having chemical suits and atropine injectors is evidence that Iraq has C/B weapons. The US also has such things. Iraq may fear the US might use such weapons, considering that Iraq obtained their own from the West. Additionally, Iran has used C/B weapons. Even if Iraq destroyed what C/B weapons they had, there is no good reason to also destroy their defenses against them. We should all be careful to pick up on faulty logic in statements. Oh, what tangled webs we weave when first we practice to *believe*. ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com _______________________________________________ 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