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Chemical weapons cover-up reignites old argument
Chemical weapons cover-up reignites old argument

The New York Times report that the George W. Bush administration discovered old chemical bombs and rockets in Iraq and withheld the knowledge "from troops it sent into harm's way" is an echo of the discussion over alleged new weapons of mass destruction that triggered its 2003 invasion of Iraq. The report, based on Times interviews with wounded American soldiers and on intelligence obtained through Freedom of Information Act inquiries, does not challenge Mr. Bush's old acknowledgment that no evidence was found of new chemical weapons being made there. But it does accuse his administration of covering up the fact that at least 17 U.S. and seven Iraqi military personnel...

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