Pat Roberts (R-Kans.), a member of the panel and chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence,
Concerned that past piecemeal findings have been challenged and even withdrawn, Kay said he was looking for "multiple Iraqis willing to talk and explain the program . . . , documentary evidence . . ., and physical evidence associated with a program."
He said it will take time to "put together" the evidence so that it is convincing and will stand international scrutiny.
He also said he has found new evidence on how Iraq successfully misled United Nations inspectors and hid material from them. Prior to 1998, when they were withdrawn, U.N. inspectors focused on Iraq's deception operation and made it a central part of its final report. Kay said today that interviews with people who took part show, "The active deception program is truly amazing once you get inside it."
Kay and Dayton have not found actual weapons of mass destruction, or the so-called "smoking gun," in Iraq but have uncovered documents pointing to a program to develop such weapons, other U.S. officials said on condition of anonymity.Posted by tstubbs at July 31, 2003 10:23 PM | Trackback