Radio 4's series "On the Ropes" today featured Hans Blix. I have attached the link to the "Listen Again" facility for those interested. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio4_aod.shtml?radio4/ontheropes]Listen Again - Hans Blix[/url] John Humphries doing his usual thing, but not too agressively or rudely. Some leading questions, some criticisms or invitations to refute claims of incompetence etc. Blix is lucid, very frank and refused to be drawn on contentious issues (Humphries tries to catch him on the death of David Kelly) while still putting across his view that he was on a hiding to nothing, with the US and UK desperately wanting him to fail, which, in a sense, he did by not finding any WMD. Unless I missed it, what didn't come out (and I have heard him say it before) was that you can never prove the non-existence of something, however compelling the evidence may be, and by the time he was pulled out Blix believed that it was. So, all you have to do is declare that any evidence for non-existence is not strong enough, then discredit the man providing it and you have the perfect excuse for going to war. He justifies his different approach from those such as Scott Ritter and Richard Butler (the man who nearly caused a war in 199. He comes across very well and is worth listening to for a refreshing opinion from an intelligent man and if you have half an hour and your system allows access to the BBC.