THE SEARCH FOR WMD….George Bush speaking yesterday about the search for WMD in Iraq:

The president reported that senior Iraqi officials with firsthand knowledge of such weapons programs now are “beginning to cooperate, are beginning to let us know what the facts were on the ground.”

“U.S. officials” yesterday in Washington on the search for WMD in Iraq:

“The senior officials who have been captured are sticking to the party line: ‘We don’t have any WMD [weapons of mass destruction]. This is a fine regime. We never did anything nasty in our lives,’ ” the U.S. official said. “They’re all sticking to the story.”

So are they “beginning to cooperate” or are they “sticking to the story”? Inquiring minds want to know.