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photoThe Bush administration told the American nation that Saddam Hussein had hundreds of tons of weapons of mass destruction that he was ready to use against the United States. "We know where they are," said U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. But now the alleged WMDs are nowhere to be found, and the question being asked is why the administration thought they were there in the first place.

President Bush is calling for a commission to investigate the intelligence that his administration used to make the case for invading Iraq. But the debate that's taking shape is whether it was the intelligence itself or how it was used that should be investigated.

Click the "Listen" link to hear about the U.S. rationale for invading Iraq.


David Sanger, reporter for the New York Times

Dr. Jim Walsh, Executive Director of the Managing the Atom Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government

Raymond McGovern, 27 year analyst with the CIA, co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity

James Woolsey, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1993 -1995), Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, a Washington consulting firm.

This program aired on February 2, 2004.