Tuesday, June 10, 2008


The UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission -- you know, the guys who were charged with finding Iraqi WMD, didn't find it, and then were ignored or vilified in the run-up to the invasion -- submitted their final report today. UNMOVIC had already closed up shop last year, but this was just a tying-up-of-the-loose-ends. It makes me sad to look at it, to think of how different things might have been if only anyone had listened to these guys, rather than pillorying them as incompetent and then quietly crushing their mandate in a backroom negotiating chamber in the Security Council when it was all over.

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