1. President Bush and former adviser in Iraq, Bernard Kerik, walk out to WH South Lawn
2. Cutaway of media
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) US President George W. Bush:
"This interim progress report is not final. Extensive work remains to be done on his biological, chemical and nuclear weapons programmes. But these findings already make clear that Saddam Hussein actively deceived the international community, that Saddam Hussein was in clear violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441 and that Saddam Hussein was a danger to the world."
4. Side view of Bush speaking
5. Cutaway of White House officials
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) US President George W. Bush:
"Sometimes the American people like the decisions I make, sometimes they don't. But they need to know that I'll make tough decisions based upon what I think is right given the intelligence I know in order to do my job which is to secure this country, and to bring peace. Thank you."
7. Bush walks away towards Marine One
8. Wide view of Nancy Pelosi at stake out
9. Cutaway reporter
10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Nancy Pelosi, House Minority leader, Democrat:
"We just want to find the truth. It is not about fighting the battle about whether we should have gone to war or not. We want to find the truth. We must protect the American people. But one thing is certain, whatever they find in 3 to 6 months from now, they have not found the imminence of a threat. It is clear, again, that there was time for more diplomatic efforts to be employed, for us to have exhausted more remedies before we went to war."
11. US Senator John Warner, chief US weapons inspector David Kay and Senator Carl Levin walk to microphones
12. Cutaway reporters
13. SOUNDBITE (English) David Kay, chief US weapons inspector:
"Well we have shared in the classified report about two dozen major cases of where Iraq hide equipment or engaged in prohibited activities that were not permitted under the UN resolutions. There is a large number of these in the missile area, as you probably know."
14. Close-up photographer
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Senator Carl Levin, Democrat - Michigan:
"This is not an issue about intention or what the hopes were, or what the plans were or what the programmes were. What took us to war were statements about weapons of mass destruction in the possession of Saddam Hussein and the threat of their imminent use. So this report is valuable to all of us, it should be read in its entirety, it is not completed but it needs also to be consumed and be accepted and understood by the administration."
16. Close-up Senator Robert Byrd and Senator Edward Kennedy
17. SOUNDBITE: Senator Edward Kennedy, Democrat - Massachusetts:
"Both Senator Byrd and I had an opportunity in the Armed Services Committee to hear Dr Kay today in his classified debriefing. And all I can say is that I didn't believe there was an imminent threat to the United States when we went to war and I am more convinced that now that listening to him that there never was a threat either."
18. US Secretary of State Colin Powell and the Hungarian Foreign Minister Laszlo Kovacs walk out of State Department
19. SOUNDBITE (English) Colin Powell, US Secretary of State:
"It was a danger, it was a danger to the world. How clear and present it was, people can judge. We thought it was a danger to the world and had to be dealt with. That's what the United States did in concert with a willing coalition of nations, and the Iraqi people are better off as a result. The region is better off, the world is better off, and we are even more convinced with the Kay report that we did the right thing."
Weapons inspectors may not have turned up anything in Iraq, but US President George Bush said on Friday it was clear that Saddam Hussein actively deceived the international community and was "a danger to the world."
A report from US weapons hunter David Kay said he found no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
But speaking before heading to a fundraiser in Wisconsin, Bush said the report showed that Saddam was violating U-N resolutions demanding that he disarm.
The president said the evidence Kay did turn up included a secret network of biological weapons labs, a live strain of a deadly biological agent and a large-scale effort to build banned long-range missiles.
The lead Democrat in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said the report showed there was no imminent threat - something the Bush administration had stressed prior to going to war in Iraq.
As weapons inspector David Kay concluded his briefings in Washington on Friday, Republicans and Democrats continued debating the significance of the initial findings of the Iraqi Survey Group, charged with hunting for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Kay spent a second day on Capitol Hill briefing Congressmen and Senators in closed-door briefings.
He is expected to resume the search in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction and offer another report in three months time.
Kay said he should be able to determine the extent of Saddam Hussein's pursuit of weapons of mass destruction within six to nine months .
Although he didn't give details of the classified part of his report to Congress, Kay did say there were "about two dozen major cases" discovered where Iraq had violated United Nations resolutions.
Democratic Senator Carl Levin said the case for going to war was made on how imminent the threat was and not the intention, hopes or plans that Saddam Hussein may have had. He said it was striking that no evidence of weapons capabilities had been found.
Senator Edward Kennedy, concurred with Senator Levin, saying he didn't see an immediate threat at the time of the war and even after a briefing with Dr Kay on Friday he did not see a threat.
Drawing an opposite conclusion, US Secretary of State Colin Powell offered a robust defence of his government's decision to invade Iraq and cited the interim report Kay as further evidence supporting the case for war.
After talks, at the State Department in Washington D.C, with the Hungarian Foreign Minister Laszlo Kovacs, Powell was insistent that the search for weapons of mass destruction made clear Saddam Hussein was a threat even though investigators have failed so far to find any illegal arsenal.
He echoed President Bush who earlier on Friday defended his decision to go to war in Iraq and made clear that Saddam was "a danger to the world."
Indeed Powell employed exactly the same terminology.