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U.S. Plays Down Withdrawal of Iraq Weapons Team

The White House on Thursday played down the withdrawal from Iraq of a 400-member military team specializing in the disposal of weapons of mass destruction. Scott McClellan, spokesman for President Bush, said that even though the disposal team was leaving, the group focused on hunting weapons was remaining in Iraq. “The Iraq Survey Group continues to do its work,” McClellan told reporters aboard Air Force One. Bush was en route to Tennessee for an event on school reform and a fund-raiser. The New York Times reported on Thursday that the departure of the team was “a sign that the administration might have lowered its sights” and viewed it as less likely that chemical and biological weapons would be discovered. Full Story

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