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We have discovered hundreds of cases, based on both documents, physical evidence and the testimony of Iraqis, of activities that were prohibited under the initial U.N. Resolution 687 and that should have been reported under 1441, with Iraqi testimony that not only did they not tell the U.N. about this, they were instructed not to do it and they hid material.

And never -- not in a single case -- was the explanation, "I was pressured to do this." The explanation was very often, "The limited data we had led one to reasonably conclude this. I now see that there's another explanation for it."

And each case was different, but the conversations were sufficiently in depth and our relationship was sufficiently frank that I'm convinced that, at least to the analysts I dealt with, I did not come across a single one that felt it had been, in the military term, "inappropriate command influence" that led them to take that position.

1 posted on 11/15/2005 7:16:25 AM PST by digger48
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To: digger48

Thanks for the reminder. It's always good to have history revisitted.


2 posted on 11/15/2005 7:45:25 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (You upgraded to Linux? No, I'm not surprised your computer works properly now. Amazing, no?)
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To: digger48

Thanks for posting this. It might come in handy at a certain discussion board.


4 posted on 11/15/2005 9:05:14 AM PST by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: digger48

Further, he said he wished the problem had turned out to be political pressure because we know how to fix that.


5 posted on 11/15/2005 12:21:52 PM PST by Dilbert56
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