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Lawmakers: Kay Says WMD Hunt Should Go On

David Kay, who has told the CIA he is stepping down from leading the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, still believes the hunt should go on, U.S. lawmakers said on Wednesday. Since June, Kay led the search for chemical and biological weapons and evidence that Iraq restarted its nuclear weapons program — the main justification for the U.S.-led war against Iraq — but so far has come up empty. When he returned to the United States for year-end holidays, Kay told the CIA which hired him that he would not go back to Iraq, U.S. government sources told Reuters. One source confirmed to Reuters an NBC report that the likely replacement for Kay was Charles Duelfer, former deputy executive chairman of the UN Special Commission responsible for dismantling Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. Full Story

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