show me the money update part 2
Officials cautioned that no one photo or piece of evidence will conclusively prove the administration's case; instead, they describe what they say will be an accumulation of damning details. ''What we're showing is a pattern of behavior,'' a senior administration official said. ''You're not going to have pictures of warheads.''
Although final decisions have yet to be made, administration sources said the photos Powell could display next week include satellite images of tractor-trailers with unusually large roof-mounted air vents, indicating that they could be mobile bioweapons labs. There are also overhead photos of Iraqis conducting apparent cleanup operations and operating bulldozers at suspect sites a day or two before the weapons inspectors arrive.
Powell also will present evidence of imports of chemicals, metals and hardware that could be used to produce chemical and biological weapons in small labs. [Emphasis mine]
Could be...in other words, it would seem, even we don't know. What a surprise: The alleged threat to US national security that's supposed to justify escalating from a policy of containment to one of insvasion is based on questionable evidence. "Could be" hardly sounds like "clear and present danger," does it?
(via Daily Kos)