C.I.A. Secretly Bought and Destroyed Iraqi Chemical Weapons
The Central Intelligence Agency, working with American troops during the occupation of Iraq, repeatedly purchased nerve-agent rockets from a secretive Iraqi seller, part of a previously undisclosed effort to ensure that old chemical weapons remaining in Iraq did not fall into the hands of terrorists or militant groups, according to current and former American officials.
Of course these were not the weapons being made on the famous mobile labs that Powell talked about. Still, it clearly was not true that Iraq had no chemical weapons.