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Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq

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WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN IRAQ -- (House of Representatives - July 13, 2004)

(Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey. Mr. Speaker, for months now, critics of the war in Iraq have asked the question: Where
are the weapons of mass destruction? Recently former Vice President Al Gore said that none have been found in Iraq.
Just as he was wrong when he said he was the inventor of the Internet, he is wrong on this point as well.

Recently, Charles Duelfer, the head of the Iraq Survey Group, reported the finding of 12 mustard and sarin gas shells in
various locations in Iraq. Intelligence sources say that these are still extremely dangerous shells.

Mr. Duelfer also reported that terrorists in Iraq are trying to tap into the Iraqi WMD intellectual capital. They are
keenly interested in developing chemical weapons in there and also in Afghanistan.

So where are the weapons of mass destruction? Where they have always been, in the Iraqi area, within the reach of
terrorists, a threat to U.S. troops, the region, and the world community as well.

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