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7/07/2004

UK Inquiry will back intelligence that Iraq sought uranium

Will this be reported by the Liberal Media?

Of course not, it is an article of faith on the left that the President lied about Niger/Uranium... This despite the fact that it was actually AFRICA/Uranium and not Niger as the media lied, and also despite the additional information...

The media seems quite ready to disregard any "news" that won't help elect Kerry...

Don't expect to see this on your local news anytime soon...

A UK government inquiry into the intelligence used to justify the war in Iraq is expected to conclude that Britain's spies were correct to say that Saddam Hussein's regime sought to buy uranium from Niger.


The inquiry by Lord Butler, which was delivered to the printers on Wednesday and is expected to be released on July 14, has examined the intelligence that underpinned the UK government's claims about the threat from Iraq....

...But among Lord Butler's other areas of investigation was the issue of whether Iraq sought to buy uranium from Niger. People with knowledge of the report said Lord Butler has concluded that this claim was reasonable and consistent with the intelligence...


...The Financial Times revealed last week that a key part of the UK's intelligence on the uranium came from a European intelligence service that undertook a three-year surveillance of an alleged clandestine uranium-smuggling operation of which Iraq was a part.

Intelligence officials have now confirmed that the results of this operation formed an important part of the conclusions of British intelligence. The same information was passed to the US but US officials did not incorporate it in their assessment...

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