According to ISG leader Charles Duelfer, we’ve found 35 shells containing either sarin or mustard gas in Iraq. If that isn’t a stockpile, what is?
Now granted, mustard gas degrades very quickly and is only a blister agent, so those aren’t a big worry. However, if the sarin is in binary form, that means that it can potentially be used in a terrorist attack and should be a big worry.
In any event, Hussein was ordered by the UN to fully and completely document his chemical, biological, and nuclear capabilities. He clearly did not comply, thereby putting him in material breach of UNSCR 1441 and invalidating the Gulf War cease-fire.
Of course, what hasn’t been found are any nuclear missiles in Iraq. Sorry, but that story just doesn’t have legs. If we really found anything remotely resembling nuclear weapons in Iraq, we wouldn’t be hearing it from some Iraqi newspaper. Now, it could be longe-range missiles armed as dirty bombs – we know Iraq had the capability to make those, but even that seems remote.