2002 October 02 Wednesday
Kenneth Pollack on Iraq and Circumstantial Evidence

Kenneth Pollack argues that the absence of a smoking gun on Iraq is not a reason to let Saddam Hussein off the hook. The preponderance of circumstantial evidence on Iraq's activities is compelling:

Former CIA analyst and national security aide Kenneth Pollack, who urges a U.S. invasion to overthrow Hussein, said reports throughout the last year alleging Iraqi ties to the Sept. 11 attacks, anthrax-laced letters and an al-Qaida enclave in northern Iraq weren't helpful.

"There's no smoking gun in any of the reports. Nobody has a smoking gun on Saddam," said Pollack, who is research director at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy with the Washington-based Brookings Institution. "But when you look at the evidence, it does start to paint a compelling picture. Any prosecutor will tell you most of his convictions are built on circumstantial evidence."

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2002 October 02 07:20 PM  Inspections and Sanctions

lisa said at February 2, 2003 8:02 PM:

does Mr. Pollack see a distinct similarity between himself and Dr. Strangelove?

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