no point in looking for WMD in Iraq
Speaking at a news conference last week, the former chief of the group of experts responsible for finding those elusive weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, David Kay, said that there was no point in continuing the search as they "really did not exist". "My personal conclusion is that there were no large stockpiles of chemical and biological weaponised material", he said. Hans Blix, the UN-appointed head of a weapons inspection team had come to the same conclusion almost a year ago, before the US military and its axis of "evil willing" unleashed their super military power on the economically crippled country of Iraq. Pre-war political hysteria, aided and abetted by embedded and willing media moguls and their spin doctors was nothing but a smokescreen for an illegal aggression against a sovereign country. People in their millions demonstrated against the war — their voices were ignored. Now the three main players are trying to wriggle out of taking on the responsibility for what they have done. George W Bush once again is trying to frighten people into voting for him. Speaking at the National Defense University last week he said: "The greatest threat to humanity today is the possibility of secret and sudden attack with chemical or biological or radiological or nuclear weapons". The US President did everything possible to undermine the UN before the attack on Iraq. Now he is planning to do the same to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Why? There is a proposal by the director general of the IAEA, Mohamed El Baradei, of creating an international, multilateral organisation to control the production of all nuclear fuel in the world. If it went ahead as proposed, the USA would be subject to nuclear inspections and treated as any other country. That is not what the Bush administration wants to hear as it proceeds with research on "bunker busting" and mini nuclear weapons and missile defence program in its pursuit of global dominance. It is really high time to stop all this madness and demand real, worldwide disarmament.