September 23, 2003
Been lying this whole time.

Colin Powell, February 24, 2001, regarding Iraqi sanctions:

We had a good discussion, the Foreign Minister and I and the President and I, had a good discussion about the nature of the sanctions--the fact that the sanctions exist-- not for the purpose of hurting the Iraqi people, but for the purpose of keeping in check Saddam Hussein's ambitions toward developing weapons of mass destruction. We should constantly be reviewing our policies, constantly be looking at those sanctions to make sure that they are directed toward that purpose. That purpose is every bit as important now as it was ten years ago when we began it. And frankly they have worked. He has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbors.

Posted by dbrown at September 23, 2003 12:08 PM
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lest anyone think I'm a reporter, this link comes from searching down a quote in an australian news story about a John Pilger documentary that ran on ITV yesterday (?), as detailed in the Daily Mirror.

Posted by: dbrown on September 23, 2003 05:59 PM
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