So how much longer before all the pro-war “Iraq has WMDs and is a real danger” folks start eating their crow?
WASHINGTON—The head of a CIA team hunting for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction told Congress on Thursday that he had not found any stockpiles of the chemical or biological arms that President George W. Bush cited as the primary reason to invade Iraq in March.
David Kay, whose teams have been scouring Iraq and interviewing captured Iraqi officials for three months, also said specialists found no evidence Iraq’s nuclear-weapons program had progressed beyond “the very most rudimentary level.”
That program was cited by Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and others as perhaps the most fearsome threat posed by ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Naturally, the Bush administration isn’t owning up to anything just yet.
“I have not seen anything that leads me to believe that the intelligence that I relied on is necessarily, in the aggregate, inaccurate,” said Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. “I believed it then. I believe it now.”
Of course Rumsfeld still believes it. Rumsfeld and his ilk are immune to reality. Wrong? I’m not wrong. We just haven’t found the weapons yet, but they’re there!
Granted, I suppose it’s still possible they might find something at some point, but you would think that if these stockpiles exist and are that well hidden that the folks loyal to Saddam who are killing American soldiers on a daily basis would make use of them instead of relying on guns and bombs to do their dirty work. How come they haven’t tried releasing some chemical or biological agents into the compounds and really doing some serious damage? I mean, they have all those hidden stockpiles, right?!?