The Bush administration and it's allies smeared Mr. ElBaradei in 2003 for his statements that there was no Iraq nuclear weapons program. Bush himself, as well as many others insisted there was a program. After the conquest of Iraq it took the US weeks before it even bothered to check the Iraqi nuclear sites - allowing them to be looted - which proves that the US knew there was no program in the first place.
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
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