Not according to the Senate Intelligence Committee. They blame the belief in Iraqi WMD on a "Global Intel Failure".
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has concluded that a worldwide intelligence failure led to the belief that Iraq's Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction before the war, the panel's chairman said Thursday.
[Sen. Pat] Roberts said various Iraqi military officials thought other Iraqi officials controlled weapons of mass destruction, and that there was evidence that Iraq was poised to become the "Grand Central Station" of a trade in such weapons.
"These conclusions literally beg for changes within the intelligence community," he said. "What we had was a worldwide intelligence failure."
And Roberts suggested that even Saddam himself believed his regime had weapons of mass destruction.
"People who had the WMD and all of that either kept it, sold it, hid it, so on and so forth," Roberts said. "Saddam, I think, still thinks today that he had it."
Furthermore Roberts said, "When we talk to some of the military generals of the Iraqi Republican Guard, one general will say, 'I thought General So-and-so had it.' You talk to General So-and-so, and he says, 'I thought he had it.' Saddam thought he had it as well."