Dr. Kay is the head of the Iraq Survey Group, a U.S.-led coalition team of military and intelligence personnel that has been hunting for WMD in Iraq since July 2003. A former U.N. weapons inspector, Kay had led a team after the first Gulf War which hunted down and destroyed Iraq's nuclear weapons. But by 1998, having been denied further access, all the U.N. teams were forced to leave Iraq. At that time, Kay was convinced that Saddam was still hiding WMD.
In this interview, Kay discusses the approach the ISG is taking in the hunt and the ISG's October 2003 interim report, which stated that no WMD had been found so far. Kay also discusses the evidence uncovered indicating Saddam Hussein had pursued banned weapons programs and was trying to acquire long-range missiles. This interview was conducted by BBC reporter Jane Corbin in July 2003.
Editor's Note, Jan. 23, 2004: It was announced today that David Kay is being replaced by Charles Duelfer a top Iraq weapons inspector during UNSCOM's efforts from 1992 to 2000. Earlier this month, Duelfer told NBC News that he doubted biological and chemical weapons would be found in Iraq.