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Bush on the Defensive about Iraq Claims

President Bush reasserts claims that Saddam Hussein posed a grave and imminent threat to the United States and other nations. Bush's remarks follow recent statements from the former chief weapons inspector in Iraq, David Kay, that no weapons stockpiles have been found or are likely to be found in the country. Kay's comments have renewed scrutiny of pre-war intelligence. Hear NPR's Mike Shuster.

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Mike Shuster is an award-winning diplomatic correspondent and roving foreign correspondent for NPR News. He is based at NPR West, in Culver City, CA. When not traveling outside the U.S., Shuster covers issues of nuclear non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the Pacific Rim.