In an interview with CNN war correspondent Christiane Amanpour on March 17, 2004, former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix “said that the U.S. government has ‘the same mind frame as the witch hunters of the past’–looking for evidence to support a foregone conclusion. ‘There were about 700 inspections, and in no case did we find weapons of mass destruction,’ said Hans Blix… ‘We went to sites [in Iraq] given to us by intelligence, and only in three cases did we find something’–a stash of nuclear documents, some Vulcan boosters, and several empty warheads for chemical weapons. More inspections were required to determine whether these findings were the ‘tip of the iceberg’ or simply fragments remaining from that deadly iceberg’s past destruction, Blix said he told the United Nations Security Council.”

 – Bonnie Azab Powell, “U.N. Weapons Inspector Hans Blix Faults Bush Administration for Lack of ‘Critical Thinking’ in Iraq,” U.C. Berkeley News, March 18, 2004