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Well, we haven't found WMD in Iraq yet, and they may well have not had a substantive program for a while. But there's one country that we know has them, because they're in the conciliatory mode of turning over all the information about them and asking for help in destroying their stockpiles.

Libya acknowledged stockpiling 44,000 pounds of mustard gas and disclosed the location of a production plant in a declaration submitted Friday to the world's chemical weapons watchdog.

Libyan Col. Mohamed Abu Al Huda handed over 14 file cartons disclosing Libya's chemical weapons programs to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said general director Rogelio Pfirter.

The Hague-based OPCW oversees compliance with the 1993 international treaty banning chemical weapons, which Libya joined last month.

Libya also declared thousands of tons of precursors that could be used to make sarin nerve gas, and two storage facilities, Pfirter said. The production and storage facilities were near Tripoli and in the south of the country, Pfirter said.

The declaration was a major step in Libya's eliminating its weapons of mass destruction, which it unexpectedly promised in December, hoping to end its international isolation and restore relations with the United States.

In addition to cooperating with the OPCW, Libya is also working with inspectors from the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency to eliminate its nuclear weapons programs.

Now I don't think the disarming of Libya in and of itself is retroactive justification for the war...but is there anybody in their right mind who thinks that this would have happened had we not gone into Iraq on the suspicion of WMD systems, in the face of repeated noncooperation on the part of Iraq?

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