Jake Tapper’s got a piece in Salon that’s well worth sitting through the ad for:

The American media has been rife with false alarms — scary-sounding reports from embedded reporters — that might give the public the wrong impression that a sarin canister here or a mobile nuclear lab there has been discovered. The rest of the world knows full well that nothing’s been found yet — at least that we know of. International groups, such as the United Nations, have requested access to the country so that its observers can also document any discoveries of such weapons. For now, the Pentagon has essentially said, “Trust us” — and has not promised any participation in the weapons searches.