Let the investigations begin. The American public has the right to know why intelligence estimates of Saddam Hussein's stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction were apparently inaccurate.
Weapons inspector David Kay's comments over the weekend that he does not believe weapons of mass destruction will be found in Iraq and that the U.S. intelligence community did a bad job of assessing the situation there cry out for a thorough investigation by both the Bush administration and by Congress.
Although the Bush administration is saying that more time is needed to hunt for weapons in Iraq, Kay's conclusion, "I don't think they exist," carries a lot of weight because Kay was initially convinced that weapons would be found.
Kay said in an interview with the New York Times that U.S. intelligence agencies did not realize that Saddam was being deceived by his own scientists who were running "fake programs." Kay said the Iraqis did try to restart their nuclear program in 2000 and 2001 but it would have taken years to get it going again after it was abandoned in the early 1990s.