Well, there was an item that ran in the Washington Post this weekend about the ongoing search for WMD in Iraq. Unfortunately, we’re coming up dry:
Leaders of Task Force 75’s diverse staff — biologists, chemists, arms treaty enforcers, nuclear operators, computer and document experts, and special forces troops — arrived with high hopes of early success. They said they expected to find what Secretary of State Colin L. Powell described at the U.N. Security Council on Feb. 5 — hundreds of tons of biological and chemical agents, missiles and rockets to deliver the agents, and evidence of an ongoing program to build a nuclear bomb. Scores of fruitless missions broke that confidence, many task force members said in interviews.
Update: This David Corn piece argues that the search for WMD has not yet begun in earnest, and yet the article linked to above indicates that the search is all but over. I’m not sure what to make of that. In any case, the idea that we faced a dire, immediate threat from Iraqi WMD now looks like nothing more than a sickening ruse. For a time, I was sort of convinced that the losers in the White House had started believing their own bullshit, but I don’t think that’s the case any more.