4,563. 2/14/2003

According to a February 14, 2003, report to the UN by chief weapons inspector Hans Blix, in regards to weapons inspections: “Iraq was still cooperating on process but not on substance…citing a document indicating that Iraq had one thousand tons of a chemical agent that inspectors could not actually find. ‘One must not jump to the conclusion that they exist,’ Blix told the [UN] Security Council… ‘However, that possibility is also not excluded. If they exist, they should be presented for destruction. If they do not exist, credible evidence to that effect should be presented.’ ”

 – Elisabeth Bumiller, Condoleezza Rice: An American Life, Page 202

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