Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Iraqi WMD Issue

I thought I was done blogging for the day, but I guess I was not.

I do not understand the furor over finding or not finding post-2003 WMD in Iraq. Saddaam had the responsibility to prove he lacked them. He would not, so that motivation for the war was sensible. Historically it was also secondary to promoting democracy in the region.

Anyway, has the U.S. found post-2003 WMD in Iraq? An AP article in today's online version of Eugene's Register Guard claims not. But at different times, ABC News, CNN News, Fox News, a BBC reporter, and others have claimed that WMD and equivalent programs have been found. Have these old findings been disproven, or are they simply being ignored by my local newspaper?