Mi Jun 04, 04:11:31 PM
Der stellvertretende US-Verteidigungsminister Wolfowitz hat in einem CNN-Interview noch einmal die Vorwürfe zurückgewiesen, die US-Regierung habe die Existenz von Massenvernichtungswaffen als Vorwand für den Irak-Krieg benutzt.
Zitat: "We had, in fact, three concerns about Iraq, from the beginning, and it’s repeated in Colin Powell’s statement in the UN. One was weapons of mass destruction, about which I’ve never seen as unanimous a view in the intelligence community on almost any issue. Second was the Iraqi connection with terrorism, about which there is a range of views, although everyone agrees that there is a connection there. And the third was Iraq’s mistreatment of its people, which has unfortunately never been in any doubt. But in many ways, it’s the first two reasons that were crucial, and as I said in that interview, there is really a fourth reason, which is that connection between weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. That’s the axis the President originally was talking about in his State of Union message, is that connection between terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. It’s complicated, it’s not a simple issue, but when people say our rationale keeps changing, its not that keeps changing. We’ve had all three of those reasons from the beginning but people who often choose to focus exclusively on the weapons of mass destruction piece of it."