Atrios says the most astonishingly stupid thing when he says that a truck designed to produce biological agents doesn’t classify as a WMD. In his own words:
Whatever those trailers are, and whatever they may have been capable of producing, they are not "weapons of mass destruction."
Excuse me, but if that truck is a production platform for biological weapons, isn’t that proof enough? It’s clear that the mobile labs are highly unlikely to have been used for civilian purposes, and the fact that they had been scoured with caustic chemicals is in itself telling. You have a case in which evidence presented by Powell was found, the trucks matched the descriptions of the biological weapons trucks, and the trucks were cleaned in such a way to make it difficult to find evidence of what they were used for. That’s a pretty damning case by any standards. Of course, I have the feeling that raving ideologue like Atrios would not be convinced by any amount of proof of Iraq’s former arsenal.
UPDATE: It looks like Prime Minister Tony Blair will be presenting new evidence in the coming weeks.