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Blair Hopes Captured Saddam Will Lead to Weapons

British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Tuesday he hoped former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein would lift the lid on his alleged illegal weapons program now he had been captured. Asked in an interview if Saddam’s capture could yield a breakthrough in the hunt for banned arms, Blair said: “There’s obviously that possibility there, but I think in any event we have got to carry on doing the work we’re doing.” “The Iraq Survey Group has already found massive evidence of a huge system of clandestine laboratories, workings by scientists, plans to develop long range ballistic missiles,” Blair told the British Forces Broadcasting Service. The Iraq Survey Group (ISG), a U.S. team hunting for banned weapons in Iraq, said in October it had found no such weapons but had uncovered a network of secret laboratories. Full Story

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