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October 4, 2003

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I could not find the Kay Report on the existence of Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq online. This was the best I could find.

As Juan Cole observes:


"David Kay reports a failure to find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and asks for $600 mn. to allow him to go back with a team and look more. The old American saying, no use throwing good money after bad, applies here. Kay says he has evidence of the "intention" of the Iraqi regime to pursue WMD in future. But in military strategy, you don't worry about your enemy's intentions, you worry about his capabilities. Saddam had no capability to harm the US or the UK in March of 2003."


Saddam Hussein had programs of biological WMD, clandestine infrastructure, a small, covert capabilities that could be activated quickly to surge the production of biological and chemical warfare agents, a missile programme But the regime had no capability to harm Australia.
Update
EvilPundit advises that The Kay Report can be found here

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 6:56 PM | | Comments (3)
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You're obviously not trying very hard. The report is right here.

It very clearly demonstrates that Saddam Hussein had the capability to arm terrorists with Weapons of Mass Destruction, and provides the justification needed for the Coalition action.

EvilPundit,
Thanksfor the link.
I've been busy painting so I haven't had much time. Hence, I haven't been trying very hard.

I'll get back on the content.

EvilPundit,
There is nothing in the Kay Report about links to Al Qaedi with respect to providing them with WMD. It is silent on trying to establish that.
It is also silent on the degree of terrorist threat to the national interest of Australia.

So we have a sketch of capability but not of harm to Australia.