Weapons of Mass Destruction: Only On Paper

Some key headlines:
Washington Post: Iraq’s Arsenal Was Only on Paper
But investigators have found no support for the two main fears expressed in London and Washington before the war: that Iraq had a hidden arsenal of old weapons and built advanced programs for new ones. In public statements and unauthorized interviews, investigators said they have discovered no work on former germ-warfare agents such as anthrax bacteria, and no work on a new designer pathogen — combining pox virus and snake venom — that led U.S. scientists on a highly classified hunt for several months.
New York Times: U.S. Withdraws a Team of Weapons Hunters From Iraq
The Bush administration has quietly withdrawn from Iraq a 400-member military team whose job was to scour the country for military equipment, according to senior government officials. The step was described by some military officials as a sign that the administration might have lowered its sights and no longer expected to uncover the caches of chemical and biological weapons that the White House cited as a principal reason for going to war last March.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: WMD in Iraq
– Iraq WMD Was Not An Immediate Threat
– Intelligence Failed and Was Misrepresented
– Terrorist Connection Missing
– Post-War WMD Search Ignored Key Resources
– War Was Not the Best-Or Only-Option

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