21st March 21:57
Bush sez Brit Uranium charge false. Brits say Uranium charge true. What gives?
From FUX News, 7/12/03:
British Foreign Secretary Defends Iraq Uranium Charge
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw on Saturday defended Britain's
publication of a disputed charge that Iraq tried to get uranium from
Africa, saying the CIA expressed doubts about the allegation but did
not say why.
Straw, in a letter to the House of Commons select committee on foreign
affairs, said Britain was unaware until recently that a U.S. envoy
went to Niger to investigate the claim and found it could not be
Britain made the accusation in a September dossier about alleged Iraqi
weapons of mass destruction.
The Foreign Office says it still believes the charge was true,
although one of the do***ents suggesting Saddam Hussein's regime
sought uranium in Niger has been exposed as fake.
The accusation is the subject of angry questions about how it ended up
in President Bush's State of the Union speech in January.
The White House says the charge was false, and Bush said Friday the
CIA had reviewed his address and did not raise any alarms.