Those illusive weapons, eh? David Kay has announced that he doesn’t believe the weapons existed before the war, let alone now.
“He said it appears Iraq abandoned the production of WMDs and largely eliminated its stockpiles in the 1990s in large part because of Baghdad’s concerns about United Nations weapons inspections. He said Iraqi scientists and documents show Baghdad was far more concerned about UN inspections than the US had ever realised.”
Seems diplomacy has its strengths – Iraq and Libya both…
Kay does mention that some programs, rudimentary at best, were being undertaken. To me, it seems, that continued inspections would have done the job, and saved a lot of lives.