Hypothetical Facts?

Scott Rosenberg points out a “hypothetical conversation” which blogger Bill Spotz has between himself and a hypothetical “right-winger” regarding Iraq (“Assuming there exists such a person who wouldn’t resort to personal attacks or outright lies”, as Spotz says).
It is not a bad piece, arguing the case against war reasonably coherently. But I found myself noticing that throughout the piece, Spotz throws out alleged facts left and right, without even once offering a single hyperlink or source to back them up.
I extracted a list of them, which I present below. Note that I don’t necessarily believe each of these are false (some I’m fairly sure are indeed correct), but I do think its worth pointing out when assertions are made without evidence. And this is an observation that applies just as readily to some pro-war arguments as the anti-war ones. (And an observation I’ll attempt to remember myself; I’m sure I’ve thrown out an assertion or two without evidence now and again).
I’d welcome followup from Bill; if he’d like to respond and flesh out these statements with evidence, I’d be happy to include that information here.
Update: Bill responds, and provides a few sources here.
Assertions in “A Hypothetical Conversation”:
1) Given the Gulf War, the weapons inspectors and the embargo, any weapons that Hussein might have are of little threat to us.
2) [North Korea or Iran’s] weapons of mass destruction capabilities are far advanced over Iraq
3) [Saddam Hussein] is not a threat to America. His missile range is limited to 400 miles.
4) All [Bush] has given us is out-of-date reports and satellite photographs that don’t demonstrate what he says they do.
5) Hussein hates al Qaida, and the feeling is mutual.
6) In Iraq, if you follow the particular brand of fundamentalist Islam that al Qaida follows, you can be put to death.
7) To the terrorists, Hussein is as evil an infidel as we are.
8) [B]etween 1991 and 1998, UN weapons inspectors destroyed 95% of his chemical and biological weapons stores, along with the infrastructure to manufacture more.
9) [I]f elections were held [in Iraq] today, the Shiites would win with about 60% of the vote.