Kay resigns, WMD search over?

David Kay, the head of the WMD search team in Iraq, has reportedly resigned. This article from The Independent also discusses the declining importance of the WMD search to the White House, much to the detriment of Downing Street. I wonder whether the accusations that he was hiding WMDs will be brought up against Saddam Hussein when he goes on trial. Of course, there's already the older programs and the use of chemical weapons against Kurds and Iranians during the Iran-Iraq war, but it is a little ironic to think that the trial could cover neither his alleged participation in 9/11 nor any recent hiding of WMDs.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.