blix wmdEmily Dickinson photo
The last time that his name graced the headlines in 2003, Hans Blix (pictured) was speaking before a tough crowd: the U.S., China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the other rotating members of the United Nations Security Council. As the United Nations’ Chief Weapons Inspector, Dr. Blix was charged with reporting on weapons inspections in Iraq. “We did 700 inspections at 500 different sites” and found no evidence of weapons of mass destruction, he said. Just a few months after reports that Blix said were “ignored,” America was at war.