David Kay: Former U.N. Weapons Inspector
OK, disclaimers once again: keep in mind that I try my best with my notes but there is a chance I've misunderstood something, so don't hold me to it.
He said his reports were open to the public so every time they were released, the first three people in line were always representatives from Iraq, Iran, and North Korea -- so they know how to cheat.
He thinks it's impossible to ever have "surprise" inspections.
In Iraq, records were found of every fax sent to Vienna/New York -- actual faxes, not just electronic copies!
Non-proliferation treaty has lots of flaws. Once you have enrichment, you have military capability.
They lie about their true purpose, site locations, etc.
One thing you need to understand about countries like Iran/Iraq, is that there is no embarrassment about lying OR getting caught telling a lie.
Iran has best cloaking ability to hide their nuclear facilities.
OK, now some decent, if not good news:
IAEA finally knows they lie.
Inspectors do slow things down even if it is easy to circumvent inspectors. On the down side, International inspections can delay other actions that should probably be taken.
Inspections can't do:
Hard to tell when country has program. And then most importantly, by itself, they can't stop a country from making nuclear bombs.
I wish I could remember the story he told about Hans Blix but suffice it to say, it illustrated why we've been in such a mess thanks to weapons inspectors.