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Now Condoleeza Rice has decided to send into Iraq the new CIA A-team, to "discover ?" a bunch of WMDs.. http://tinyurl.com/blbm U.S. Sending New Team to Iraq for Weapons Search Mon May 12, 2003 12:48 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With evidence of weapons of mass destruction elusive, the United States and its war allies are replacing arms inspectors in Iraq with a new, larger team that will try to piece together "a deception program" by Saddam Hussein, a top White House official said on Monday. The new team will be "more expert" at following the paper trail and other intelligence left behind by the Saddam government, said President Bush's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice. The United States, against much international opposition, pushed for war against Iraq to disarm Baghdad of its alleged programs to develop chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. But so far none have been found to provide conclusive proof of those programs. The U.S. military unit directing the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq is dismantling its operations and will likely leave Iraq in coming weeks. Rice, in a Reuters interview, said a "different kind of team" is now needed to continue the search. She called the change a "long-planned rotation." The new team will include Americans, Britons and Australians. "The team that will be going in will be larger (and) will have people who are more expert in document exploitation and intelligence and all of the pieces that we need," she said. Rice said Iraq appeared to have had a virtually "inspections proof" system of concealing chemical and biological weapons by developing chemicals and agents that could be used for more than one purpose, but that could be put together as weapons at the last minute. She said U.S. officials never expected that "we were going to open garages and find" weapons of mass destruction. "It was a sophisticated deception program. and it will take some time to untangle that, but we will," she said. more........ And you can bet this team will "find" them. pg ----------------------------------------------------- About those WMD teams coming in. There was a report in the NYTimes a while back on two contracts issued by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. I wonder if these are the teams coming in. Company Kellogg Brown & Root (subsidiary of Halliburton) Award $30 million Agency Defense Threat Reduction Agency Nature of work to dismantle and neutralize any chemical or nuclear weapons found in the region Company Raytheon Corporation Award $30 million Agency Defense Threat Reduction Agency Nature of work to dismantle and neutralize any chemical or nuclear weapons found in the region The above are all Bush family-clients from way back. pg _______________________________________________ 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 email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk