Weapons Inspections, Chapter Two

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A 12,000-page denial. The Iraqi declaration is in folders full of detailed information on almost everything under Iraqi skies, including the location of factories manufacturing slippers and other possible “dual-use” sites. But at least so far, no confession, no admission.

The Iraqis insist they put to bed all plans for weapons of mass destruction years ago but the Bush administration claims it has evidence to the contrary. “Any country on the face of earth with an active intelligence program knows that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction,” says Donald Rumsfeld.

The day after the U.N. Security Council resolution deadline, the two presidents Saddam Hussein and George Bush are pointing fingers, passing the burden of proof back and forth.


Patrick Clawson, deputy Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Deputy Director

John Burns, reporter for the New York Times

David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington DC, and a former weapons inspector.