Well, considering that they can't find any WOMD, it would seem likely that the WOMD either a) aren't there, b) were there but were destroyed, c) found their way out of the country, or d) there's some slippage between what they had and what they were capable of producing.
Or e) just haven't been found yet within Iraq.
Most likely a mix of most of those.
Yes. Was the UN threatening to invade? Did the UN sanction the invasion by the "coalition of the willing"? This admin poked Iraq with a stick until it got the war it wanted.
Trying to move the goalposts, eh?
Your statement:You have to admit that it was an unbelievable predicament that the admin put the Iraqis in: prove that they don't have something.
I quote Hans Blix:Although I can understand that it may not be easy for Iraq in all cases to provide the evidence needed, it is not the task of the inspectors to find it. Iraq itself must squarely tackle this task and avoid belittling the questions.
02-14-03 - Report to the UN Security Council
Tell me, midwinter, have you read *any* of the relevant resolutions or UNMOVIC reports? Any at all?
If you had you would know that this "the administration put Iraq in a predicament" talk is garbage.
As far as war, you have a huge-ass PDF linked with questions (very valid and very important questions) that Saddam never intended to answer.
Thanks for the link to the UNMOVIC pdf. I'll read it when I get some time.
I'd suggest you ignore it, it might make you rethink the way you look at this "predicament" Iraq was put in.
You want to keep the "BUSH DID IT ALL!" line going, right?
This was an exuse more than a fabrication.
An excuse to oust one of the most brutal dictators on the Earth...
How sad is the world when we need an EXCUSE to do that?
I know Saddam had WOMD at one time but not much of a way to deliver them to us in any meaningful way.
How in God's name do you know that?
At least have the intellectual honesty to make it sound like a hypothesis.
You can say it doesn't matter. You can say everybody does it. You can say you don't care that they did this. But, I care and so do a lot of other voters.
You and any other voter who care that strongly hate Bush anyway, so what difference does it make?
My grandparents were going to hate Clinton whether or not he lied about a blowjob, why try to appease zealots?
Was the oil-for-palaces program THAT good for business?
Good enough business to keep Saddam in power for a decade and slaughter Iraqis by the million? Bet your ass it was.
Good enough business to have certain European and Asian nations screaming bloody murder at the prospect of not controlling Iraq's oil economy? Bet your ass it is.