On my way into the office just now, I ran into a college professor friend on the subway. We talked about the Powell speech. He mentioned that Khidir Hamza, the Iraqi bombmaking scientist who defected to the United States, recently spoke at his school. Among the many interesting things Hamza said was that “from personal experience,” the French had long been making a lot of money selling technology and equipment that could be used for making WMDs to Iraq. I don’t suppose that’s news, but it’s important to remember when assessing French obstructionism in the Security Council.