This hunt is a dog

Published January 23, 2004 9:12PM (EST)

David Kay, President Bush's departing head WMD-hunter, said today he did not believe any large stockpiles of chemical or biological weapons would ever be found in Iraq. You'll recall that he White House justified its war on Saddam on the premise that he had caches of illicit weapons.

"I don't think they existed," Kay tells Reuters. "What everyone was talking about is stockpiles produced after the end of the last (1991) Gulf War, and I don't think there was a large-scale production program in the nineties."

Kay stepped down today and handed over the reins to former U.N. weapons inspector Charles Duelfer, who also doesn't think unconventional weapons will be found.

As we pointed out earlier, Dick Cheney is still asserting that the administration has proof Iraq had a bio-weapons program.

By Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at

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