But again, for whatever reasons they failed to fully cooperate and asking for "more time" was futile when Iraq had been in non-compliance for decades.
Had Blix been able to go before the UN and say adamantly that Iraq was in full cooperation and that the inspectors met ZERO resistance than I would be horrified that we went in there anyway. But that wasn't case and I think people forget that. Anyone who says "Iraq was cooperating right before we attacked," is really being facetious.
Even Blix has said it was hard to comprehend why Iraq behaved as they did. If Iraq had nothing then why not fully cooperate?? Blix is of the opinion that it was PRIDE that kept them from cooperating. However he also has stated that even that is a hypothesis and it's also logical to think that they kept inspectors out of areas because they had something to hide.
Basically Hans report had more questions than answers.