"weapons of mass destruction" (WMD).
Vince Cannistraro of the CIA's counterterrorist operations said the pentagon played up false intelligence and "a lot of it sourced from the Iraqi National Congress of Ahmad Chalabi."(13 ).
British government official, Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague said about a release of a dossier on Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, "This is yet further evidence that spin doctors, not intelligence analysts, were leading from the first in deciding what the British people were told about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction,"(14 ).
British intelligence claimed that Saddam could launch a WMD within 45 minutes its claimed that the information at the time was exaggerated to make the case for war stronger. The source of the information Dr Kelly committed suicide after he was exposed as the person who leaked this information (15 ) .
Tony Blair's security co-ordinator Sir David Omand said the 45 minute claim was to add "local colour" and if all the information British intelligence had on Saddam and WMD was made public the public would say "Is that it?". He also said should not have been allowed to say that it was "beyond doubt" Saddam had WMD (16 ).
If the administration was so concerned about Weapons of mass destruction why did he reject strengthening Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). Tighter restrictions, less likely for terrorist to get them (17 ).