I can imagine that the Iraqis undertake the destruction out of fear. If they had denied it, if they had said no, that certainly would have played into the hands of those that would like to take armed action immediately. I have no illusions in that regard.
I found it peculiar that those who wanted to take military action could - with 100 per cent certainty - know that the weapons existed and turn out to have zero knowledge of where they were.
It was to do with information management. The intention was to dramatise it.
So interviews are a valuable tool, but under certain circumstances they'd be more valuable than others.
If you take the biological weapons in the United States we still will have perhaps a single individual who was able to make anthrax, dry it, and spread it through the mail and cause terror.
Like I said, I'm more worried long term about the environmental issues then the use of arms.
It's true the Iraqis misbehaved and had no credibility but that doesn't necessarily mean that they were in the wrong.