The weapons inspectors say they don’t want reporters in tow because then they won’t be able to do their job properly. The weapon inspectors fear that journalists may jump the gun and report that no WMD’s have been found, even though off-site data analysis needs to be done before that can be known to be the case. Or known not to be the case, as the case may be.
Iraq is more than happy to let the geeks with notebooks crawl all over everything. Iraq usually has one of the most oppressive press policies known to man.
Figure that one out.