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    This page contains excerpts from government reports, signed by elected officials.

04-SIC5 on May 8, 2004

Decided Jul 9, 2004
Report: the Senate Intelligence Committee unanimous report on Iraq
Source: The Senate Intelligence Committee unanimous report on 9/11
    BIOLOGICAL CONCLUSIONS
  • Conclusion 48. The assessment in the Oct. 2002 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) that, "We judge that all key aspectsóresearch & development, production, and weaponizationóof Iraq's offensive biological weapons program are active and that most elements are larger and more advanced than they were before the Gulf War" is not supported by the intelligence provided to the Committee.
  • Conclusion 49. The statement in the key judgments of the NIE that "Baghdad has biological weapons" overstated what was known about Iraq's biological weapons holdings. The NIE did not explain the uncertainties underlying this statement.
  • Conclusion 50. The statement in the NIE that "Baghdad has mobile transportable facilities for producing bacterial and toxin biological weapons agents," overstated what the intelligence reporting suggested about an Iraqi mobile biological weapons effort and did not accurately convey to readers the uncertainties behind the source reporting.
  • Conclusion 53. The statement in the key judgments of the NIE that "Chances are even that smallpox is part of Iraq's offensive biological weapons program" is not supported by the intelligence provided to the Committee.
  • Conclusion 55. The NIE misrepresented the United Nations Special Commission's (UNSCOM) 1999 assessment concerning Iraq's biological research capability.
  • Conclusion 56. The statement in the key judgments of the NIE that "Baghdad probably has developed genetically engineered biological weapons agents," overstated both the intelligence reporting and analysts assessments of Iraq's development of genetically engineered biological agents.
  • Conclusion 57. The assessment in the NIE that "Iraq has ... dry biological weapons (BW) agents in its arsenal" is not supported by the intelligence information provided to the Committee.


  • Topic: War & Peace
  • Headline: Iraq was not developing its biological weapons program

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Democrats participating in 04-SIC5

Evan Bayh s1sIN Former Democratic Senator 
Richard Durbin s1sIL Democratic Sr Senator 
John Edwards s1sNC Former Democrat Senator; retired to run for President, 2004 
Dianne Feinstein s1sCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Carl Levin s1sMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Barbara Mikulski s1sMD Democratic Sr Senator 
John Rockefeller s1sWV Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Ron Wyden s1sOR Democratic Sr Senator 



Republicans participating in 04-SIC5

Kit Bond s1sMO Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Saxby Chambliss s1sGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Mike DeWine s1sOH Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2006) 
Chuck Hagel s1sNE Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Orrin Hatch s1sUT Republican Sr Senator 
Trent Lott s1sMS Former Republican Senator (MS, 1989-2007) 
Pat Roberts s1sKS Republican Sr Senator 
Olympia Snowe s1sME Republican Sr Senator 
John Warner s1sVA Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 



Independents participating in 04-SIC5



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 8
Republicans: 9
Independents: 0


















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