posted on Apr, 8 2003 @ 10:10 AM
The French presented a plan which would have given Iraq 6-8 weeks to satisfy a set of criteria specified by Hans Blix. The US rejected this idea.
Hans Blix wasn't meant to hunt for WMD's, but he wanted clarification on a number of issues. There really isn't any evidence that Iraq has been
playing games in the latest round of inspections. There are some things unaccounted for, and this is what Blix wanted to get to the bottom of. If the
Iraqi's didn't help him out here, then war should have been the result. But instead the US just went ahead anyway, because after all, "the Iraqi's
might look like they're complying, but we know better, and we're not going to tell you what we know".
Scott Ritter has been the subject of a major smear campaign by large portions of the right wing media. Firstly he was an Israeli agent, now he's an
Iraqi agent, etc. Perhaps he just presents a view which isn't very popular amongst the war mongers...
Honestly, read some of the things he's written, he used to be the head inspector in charge of investigating Iraqi concealment and is one of the most
knowledgable people in the world on Iraqi WMD's.