“On April 18, 1991, as part of the Gulf War ceasefire agreement, Iraq delivered to UNSCOM [United Nations Special Commission on Iraq] details about the quantity and type of its missile and biological and chemical weapons programs. By its own admission, Iraq possessed nearly 10,000 nerve gas warheads, 1,500 chemical weapons, 412 tons of chemical weapon agents, 25 long-range missiles and numerous aircraft drop-tanks filled with biological agents and much else besides. Yet during nearly a decade of U.N. weapons inspections, Iraq would routinely declare that it only had a fraction of the nuclear, biological or chemical material it was later revealed to possess.”

 – Lawrence F. Kaplan and William Kristol, The War Over Iraq, Page 29