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Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Those WMDs once again
In Saturday's edition of the Australian newspaper The Age, Mark Forbes writes:
Intelligence agencies told the Federal Government in the weeks before the Iraq war that some of the Bush Administration's claims justifying an invasion were exaggerated, according to one of Australia's most senior intelligence officials."The head of the Defence Intelligence Organisation, Frank Lewincamp, has told a Senate committee he was the principal source for a report in Saturday's Age on assessments of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction," Brendan Nicholson writes in tomorrow's edition of The Age. "...Mr Lewincamp told a Senate committee last night that he recognised some of his statements in The Age's story. He said he did not make all the statements in the article."
A little later in the story:
Mr Lewincamp said he did not make and would never make some of the statements attributed to the official in the report.It be interesting to know what the U.S. government told Australia.
A news.google.com search for "Frank Lewincamp" does not turn up any sources outside of Australia, FWIW.