Security Analyst Ian Davis makes some very pertinent points about Powell’s speech in the Guardian UK. Here is an “executive summary”:
US intelligence sharing with the UN is not new.
The evidence from Powell (when added to the Blix report) makes a strong case for declaring Iraq to be in “material breach” of its commitments under resolution 1441.
However, most informed analysts believe that Iraq’s nuclear, biological and chemical weapons capabilities remain underdeveloped, and present a very limited threat beyond the borders of Iraq.
No evidence that Colin Powell has presented today suggests we need to rush headlong into war.