WMD: ANNOUNCEMENT IN SEPTEMBER?
Robert Novak is adding fuel to the “we’ve found them but not telling you” thesis:
Former international weapons inspector David Kay, now seeking Iraqi weapons of mass destruction for the Pentagon, has privately reported successes that are planned to be revealed to the public in mid-September.
Kay has told his superiors he has found substantial evidence of biological weapons in Iraq, plus considerable missile development. He has been less successful in locating chemical weapons, and has not yet begun a substantial effort to locate progress toward nuclear arms.
Senior officials in the Bush administration believe Kay’s weapons discoveries should have been revealed as they were made. However, a decision, approved by President Bush, was made to wait until more was discovered and then announce it — probably in September.
I’ll believe it when I see it. While I continue to believe that there was a program in place, and even think we could still find something that has been well hidden, the utility of saving this up for September eludes me. It would be more likely in an election year, but it makes little sense for 2003.