David A. Kay, a nuclear weapons skilled who led a fruitless hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq after the US invasion in 2003, then resigned his place after figuring out that the George W. Bush administration’s case for going to struggle to stop Saddam Hussein from buying nuclear arms had been deeply flawed, died on Aug. 13 at his residence in Ocean View, Md. He was 82.
His spouse, Anita Kay, mentioned the reason for dying was most cancers.
Dr. Kay had intensive expertise in Iraq: As an official with the Worldwide Atomic Vitality Company, he had led the same effort to seek out proof of a chemical, organic or nuclear program within the nation after the primary Gulf Struggle, in 1991. The Iraqi authorities repeatedly stymied Dr. Kay and his inspectors, and continued to take action after he left the company in 1993.
Because the Bush administration started to construct a case for invading Iraq in 2002, Dr. Kay turned one of the vital outstanding defenders of its assertion that Hussein had, regardless of U.N. surveillance, continued and expanded his efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction.
However when he returned, he discovered nothing, apart from proof of some rudimentary analysis efforts. In 2004 he known as on President Bush to confess that the case for going to struggle had been deeply flawed.
“It’s about confronting and coming clear with the American individuals,” he advised The Guardian newspaper in 2004. “He ought to say we have been mistaken, and I’m decided to seek out out why.”
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