The Weapons of Mass Destruction alleged to be in Iraq came from the CIA and a Iraqi National in the US on poltical asylum named Malaby. The attempts to verify were never very good or extensive. Two US members of the UN IAEA Team who went to Iraq told the Congessional Committeee hold ing hearings on the matter both steadfastly denied there was any detectable presence of any high grade Uranium or Plutonium at any site they visited. But the games played by Saddam and his staff kept the question stirred up. The husband of Valerie Plame (the CIA Undercover Agent outed by Dick Cheney) was even sent into Africa to check on rumors of Uranium being smuggled to Iraq. He testifed that there wasn't any sign of any such activity too. BUT... the War Machine was in the "Forward" mode and in we went. This time the IAEA also was in Iran and again could only testify that they found and were shown Uranium and other nuclear sources which were low grade and not waepons grade materials. I suspect that the US has had several operative Special Operations Teams in Iran for some time now. I just hope that the US uses restraint this time. I do see the Iranian leadership screwing with the US and playing games like Saddam did. I just hope we get the world Nuclear Community together and try talking sensibly to Iran. Many here in the US claim there are no sensible people in the Iranian leadership. With the US walking up to the table with a dictatiorial attitude scertainly hasn't helped either. We should see our nation as a facilitator rather than a global police agency. It would be interesting to see what would happen if the US tried that approach. I now see more reasonable personalities in the US government. I sure think trying it is sure worth the price it would cost in lives and materials if we engaged them in a war. I think the US would go bankrupt if they tried another war. Talking in sesible tones seems to be worth a definite positive try.