The person in charge of getting to the bottom of Saddam's WMD program is not John Kerry. Howard Dean is not in charge either. I realize I am testing credulity by informing you of this, but the man in charge of investigating the WMDs in Iraq is not Terry McAuliffe. By reports in the press, one might think that these doyens of the political gutter actually know something the rest of us don't. History will make a laughing stock of these three no matter how much the D.C press corps tries to prop them up.
The man who actually is in charge of investigating the WMDs in Iraq is named David Kay. In an interview with Tom Brokaw he made a few statements that must have these mendacious opportunists a bit nervous.
Looking for the smoking gun: "
Brokaw: And the documents had real value?
Kay: The documents have extreme value. They relate to the program that the Iraqis used to hide their weapons program from international inspectors over twelve years.
Brokaw: When I look at a room like this, with all these documents, and this is just the tip of the iceberg
Kay: It is indeed."
After reading this remember that the casus belli was not the possession of WMD but not complying with the terms of the Gulf War ceasefire and numerous UN resolutions. The documents Kay speaks of provide the casus belli.
Another response from Kay puts to rest the notion that the inspectors could have found the WMD and contained Saddam if only given more time:
Kay: You cannot believe how many cases we have of documents and equipment that are stored in private residences. I mean, no inspection regime was ever geared up for going into private residences.
The inspection regime did not even routinely search private residences. This shows how doomed to fail the inspectors were from the start and proves true the Administration's assertion that they could only be successful if Saddam cooperated. Does anyone really believe that if the coalition occupation of Iraq has yet been unable to find WMD that Hans Blix and the boys would have had any luck? Not only were they leaving private residences unchecked, but they were not even securing scientists' families so they could be interviewed off-shore.
I suggest reading the entire thing.