Interesting report from the Carnegie Endowment,
The Bush administration will today be accused of “systematically misrepresenting” the threat posed by “Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction” in a comprehensive report on post-war findings.
The report, by four experts on weapons proliferation at the respected Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, is likely to reignite calls for acommission to look into the government’s pre-war intelligence claims.
According to the report, the absence of any imminent threat from Saddam Hussein’s chemical or nuclear programmes was “knowable” before the war. There was greater uncertainty over biological weapons but no evidence strong enough to justify war.