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In my judgment, based on the work that has been done to this point of the Iraq Survey Group, and in fact, that I reported to you in October, Iraq was in clear violation of the terms of U.N.Resolution 1441. David Kay#Based 69
David Kay#Based 69
And you know, almost in a perverse way, I wish it had been undue influence because we know how to correct that. We get rid of the people who, in fact, were exercising that. David Kay#Almost 69
David Kay#Almost 69
And let me take one of the explanations most commonly given: Analysts were pressured to reach conclusions that would fit the political agenda of one or another administration. I deeply think that is a wrong explanation. David Kay#Administration 64
David Kay#Administration 64
The Libyan program recently discovered was far more extensive than was assessed prior to that. David Kay#Assessed 60
David Kay#Assessed 60
Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed with the estimate and chose a course of action less ambitious and aggressive than recommended by their advisers. David Kay#Action 59
David Kay#Action 59
But I do think the survey group - and I think Charlie Duelfer is a great leader. I have the utmost confidence in Charles. I think you will get as full an answer as you can possibly get. David Kay#Answer 50
David Kay#Answer 50
I had innumerable analysts who came to me in apology that the world that we were finding was not the world that they had thought existed and that they had estimated. Reality on the ground differed in advance. David Kay#Advance 42
David Kay#Advance 42
Let me begin by saying, we were almost all wrong, and I certainly include myself here. David Kay#Almost 42
David Kay#Almost 42
I came not from within the administration, and it was clear and clear in our discussions and no one asked otherwise that I would lead this the way I thought best and I would speak the truth as we found it. David Kay#Administration 38
David Kay#Administration 38
A great deal has been accomplished by the team, and I do think it important that it goes on and it is allowed to reach its full conclusion. In fact, I really believe it ought to be better resourced and totally focused on WMD; that that is important to do it. David Kay#Accomplished 37
David Kay#Accomplished 37
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