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Scott Ritter

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William Scott Ritter Jr. (born 1960) Scott Ritter was a UN weapons inspector in Iraq between 1991 and 1998. Before he resigned his post in 1998 he had become the Chief Weapons Inspector. He later worked as a security and military consultant for the Fox News network. In 2000 he made a documentary In Shifting Sands on the effects of the sanctions on Iraq. In the months leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Ritter spoke to numerous audiences, proclaiming the extreme unlikelihood that Saddam Hussein had any functioning weapons of mass destruction.

Scott Ritter made the words of "above your pay grade" (Senator Biden) publicly popular in American congressional hearings.

On February 18th, 2005 Scott Ritter announced to an audience in Washington State that George Bush had ordered plans drawn up to bomb Iran in June of 2005, and that the Iraq elections had been rigged by the United States. [1] (http://www.ufppc.org/content/view/2295/) He reiterated and clarified his statements about Iran in a March 30 article published by Al Jazeera. [2] (http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0330-31.htm) Ritter also alleged that the United States had rigged the 2005 parliamentary election to prevent the United Iraqi Alliance from winning an outright majority.

See also: Operation Rockingham

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