There are no weapons of mass destruction and President Bush knows it. Otherwise, how can he say this:
Saddam Hussein was a threat to America and the free world in '91, in '98, in 2003. He continually ignored the demands of the free world, so the United States and friends and allies acted. And one thing is for certain -- and this is for certain: Saddam Hussein is no longer a threat to the United States and our friends and allies.
Considering that A) the administration believes Saddam Hussein is still alive (and directing attacks against American troops, which seems to imply a threat right there); B) that he stole a lot of money before leaving and; C) that he had weapons of mass destruction which we still can’t find; Saddam Hussein seems like a greater threat than ever. Unless, that is, the administration doubts A or C.
Knowing this administration’s usual tactics, it seems unlikely that Saddam Hussein’s death wouldn’t be shouted from the rooftops by Paul Wolfowitz, Don Rumsfeld and Dubya. Therefore, we can only conclude that the administration doesn’t believe that there was any great threat of weapons of mass destruction in the first place.
Remember Colin Powell holding up that little vial of baking soda (or whatever) and saying that “less than a teaspoon of dry anthrax” was deadly? How many teaspoons could a rich, crazy dictator on the run have with him?
The only way that the Bushies could possibly say that Hussein isn’t a threat is if they didn’t believe he was a real threat in the first place.
P.S.: As I've said before, though, I desperately hope that weapons are found there because it's bad for the U.S. if they aren't.