I have to disagree with you about the WMD... there have been some found, just not to the extent the U.S and U.K were expecting. I'm trying to gather together about a dozen links by reputable sources to post if you are interested. Furthermore, it my opinion that much of what we were looking for is stillthere- it's just not easy "combing the desert"
Hmmm... well, a lot of the problem is what is classified as a WMD? The UK managed to think a mortar was a WMD... I really despair at the government here.
But, even after the UK had managed to claim a mortar as a WMD (they would have classified a knife as a WMD if they could) they still had to admit that evidence was wrong and they believe their to be no WMD.
I've watched documentaries about nuclear discs being buried in the sand and how they recreated the exact plant that made the first atomic bomb there, but even IF they had them (which is unlikely) they couldn't have deployed them much further than the adjacent countries (ignoring the unlikely event that they could transport them to another country without detection).
It's a bit like Santa Claus... there's so much evidence against him existing but you still want to believe. Get over the fact that your parents (the government/media) lied about Santa Claus (WMD) existing.
The Hilter comment was probably too far, but I was trying to illustrate a point and not trying to insult millions of dead people. It would probably have been better comparing Derek Smart's willingness to be civil to others, as like that of self-preseveration to a lemming.