Despite statements by such officials as the Bush administration's former chief weapons inspector, David Kay; its former anti-terrorism chief, Richard Clarke; former chief United Nations weapons inspector Hans Blix; as well as admissions by senior administration officials themselves, a majority of the public still believes Iraq was closely tied to the al-Qaeda terrorist group and had WMD stocks or programs before US troops invaded the country 13 months ago.
"It could be cocaine in there and then stamped as beef tenderloins? Who the hell knows? It sounds funny, but it's true," he said. "And a lot of these countries (receiving U.S. products) don't know that."