>>>Bush's accusation? Hows about this, taken from United Nations Security Council resolution 1441:
Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,
1. Decides that Iraq has been and remains in material breach of its obligations under relevant resolutions, including resolution 687 (1991), in particular through Iraq's failure to cooperate with United Nations inspectors and the IAEA, and to complete the actions required under paragraphs 8 to 13 of resolution 687 (1991);<<<
That's why there were UN inspections going on at the very time 1441 was sponsored (by the US and Britain) in November 2002, they were trying to ascertain if Iraq was complying with 687 and, as far as they could see, they were complying. All the evidence pointed to Iraq as having disarmed. Bush got mad about it and threatened to invade and Blix begged for 3 more months to complete the inspections and Bush said no and ordered the invasion--if he'd waited he would have lost his international support.