Chemical Weapons

Got these two posts in the aggregator today:

BBC: ‘No Iraq weapons found’ – report.

“The CIA official in charge of the search for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq has said no such weapons have so far been found.

However, the interim report says that significant amounts of equipment and weapons-related activities have been discovered, all of which were concealed from United Nations inspectors.”

Wired: Chemical Arms Demolition Delayed.

“The Chemical Weapons Convention, signed in 1997, demands that the 153 signing countries destroy their chemical arsenals within a decade. Each country is allowed a five-year extension. But the nations with the largest stockpiles — the United States and Russia — won’t even make those extended deadlines, outside observers long have predicted.”