George W’s Resumé
The New York Times (Iraq Illicit Arms Gone Before War, Departing Inspector States) leads today on the resignation of David Kay, the man who led the US effort to find WMD in Iraq. Interviewed by Reuters, Kay said he’d concluded that Iraq had no stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons at the start of the war last year, and that while Iraq may have had illicit weapons at the end of the 1991 Persian Gulf war, a combination of United Nations inspections and Iraq’s own decisions since, “got rid of them”. This is obviously an embarrassment to President Bush, but what impact (if any) will it have on his re-election prospects?
President Bush’s resumé certainly makes interesting reading (thanks to Free Pie for this link). Sadly, given the multi-million dollar stage management of US presidential elections, and the increasing cynicism that accompanies old age, I seriously wonder whether this will make any difference.