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False claims about weapons of mass destruction the george w bush administration used to sell the public on the war with iraq colonel lawrence wilkerson served as chief of staff to secretary of state colin powell from two thousand to two thousand five during which time he help prepare powell's infamous speech to the un claiming a rock had weapons of mass do destruction powell's speech was given fifteen years ago this week february v two thousand three most worsened things that emerges from intelligence far we have on iraq's biological weapons is the existence of mobile production facilities used to make biological agents let me take you inside that intelligence file and share with you what we know from i witness accounts we have first hand descriptions of biological weapons factories on wheels and on rails the trucks and train cars are easily move that are designed to evade detection by inspectors in a matter of months they can produce a quantity of biological poison equal to the entire amount that iraq claimed to have produced in the years prior to the gulf war that was then secretary of state general colin powell speaking february fifth 2003 before the un security council colonel lawrence wilkerson his chief of staff has since renounced this speech which he helped right well his new oped for the new york times is headlined i help sell the false choice of war once it's happening again colonel lawrence wilkerson welcome back to democracy now talk about what how you felt at the time how you came to understand the evidence that general colin powell who himself said kohl this speech later a blot on his career how you put this speech together and movie echoes of it what you here today in embassador haley speech early we put the speech together with arguably the entire us intelligence community led by george tenet.

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