The mystery was, why Bush, and other Republicans, did not fight to prove he was right.
I suspect it is because they had real intelligence and actually give a damn about the consequences of its proper use.
This brings out a point which I emphasize to friends who insist WMD did not exist.
Who in their right mind would suppose those in positions of authority and reposnsibility for national security would ever tip their hand as to what they actually know about the capacities and identities of their true enemies, when it is obvious those enemies are very real and seek to hide in the wide open?
There do exist people in this world who are very evil.
Some of them are very attracted to tools of power and WMDs are the pinnacle of military weapons in the juvenile, but criminal minds of such people. Those who are more mature in unrighteousness and evil conniving schemes are drawn to WMDs like flies to honey.
From an intelligence perspective, if one doesn’t have physical control of those weapons, nor the persons who seek them, then the information and timely intelligence of their likely location and disposition is critical. Revealing that information merely abets the cause of the enemy to become more stealthy for that is their intent.
The only weakness in keeping such information secret is the checks and balances on those who hold the information to make sure they do not use that same information as internal enemies of the Constitution.
In the past, the high value of both the weapons and the intelligence created a self checking power system in government such that only those with more power and authority always held control of those highly valued elements. Such is the Worldly system.
Yep, that too. ESPECIALLY that!