Tim Blair


New Criterion



Tuesday, September 24, 2002
THE BLAIR DOSSIER has been dropped on the table. Auntie's PM reporter found it a bit of a bore.

Perhaps because the ABC report fails to notice one of the key findings of the British evaluation.

Saddam does not regard weapons of mass destruction as a last resort.

Saddam regards the possession of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles as the basis of Iraq's regional power

That is, Saddam Hussein will use, or threaten to use, his weapons of mass destruction to achieve his political purposes. And we know what kind of purposes he has in mind.

You can agree or disagree with the British assessment.

Only a clown would ignore it.