"there is no doubt that if the sanctions were lifted, Saddam would be back in business again."
He bases this on the Duelfer report, he claims the Duelfer report indicates this precisely.
The Duelfer Report actually says that not one person interviewed claimed that Saddam had talked to them about restarting weapons programs. That not one scrap of physical evidence indicates that Saddam planned to restart the weapons programs.
With enemies like these in power, America is doomed.
Perhaps Saddam, I mean, Dick Cheney, meant standard commercial contracts when he said "back in business," in which case it was simply sleight of words.