Zurawik wrong on WMDs

David Zurawik feels that George W. Bush lied about Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction ("Why I stopped trusting TV history — totally," Aug. 24). Mr. Zurawik can critique the investigative techniques of the National Geographic show, but he has no evidence to show that the Bush administration and our European allies lied about their knowledge of WMDs. Iraqi scientists even convinced Saddam Hussein's generals that they were making progress on WMDs so they would not end up in the wood chipper.

Mr. Zurawik thinks that one report sent us to war. There were many reports from the British, the French and the CIA that provided information that led to the conclusion that Saddam Hussein had WMDs. Mr. Zurawik has no real facts and his obvious prejudice against President Bush slants his conclusions. He should stick to his expertise and report on television and motion pictures.

Stanley J. Glinka, Ellicott City

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