Originally Posted by SDW2001
That is horse shit. Right sammi...public domain.
After the "sensitive' documents were obtained by Cambridge University researcher Glen Rangwala on February 26, 2003, detailing the history of Iraq's chemical, biological and nuclear program, it certainly was public domain. I read it myself a few days after it was published. Much of this report was centered around the testimony of the late Iraqi defector Kamal Hussein (Saddam's son in law), who was in charge of Iraq's weapons programs and infrastructure.K. Hussein's testimony
was quoted by the Bush Administration as the main source of intelligence that Iraq still possessed WMDs. Unfortunately for the US and the rest of the world, the Bush Administration cherry-picked K. Hussein's testimony, in that they only quoted the estimated quantities of chemical and biological agents that Iraq had in stock in 1990/1991, prior to and shortly after the Gulf War... and told the American people and the rest of the world that these weapons still existed in Iraq.
What Bush Corp ignored, was that their star witness, K. Hussein categorically stated that Iraq had also destroyed all of its stocks of chemical and biological weapons.
The UNSCOM inspection team had repeatedly searched every site specified in intelligence reports, and found nothing, in the weeks running up to the invasion.
(1) Iraq at one point *did* possess huge stocks of WMDs, but never used any, even as a last resort, while being invaded and overwhelmed by a huge coalition in 1991....
(2) US troops participating in the 2003 were not issued protection against chemical and biological agents by the Pentagon
(3) the US military failed utterly to make secure the numerous Iraqi weapons dumps in the immediate wake of the invasion...
.... it also appears that the Pentagon's brass, including Defense Sec. Rumsfeld, were also aware that there were no WMDs, or certainly usable ones, that remained in Iraq.
And then consider... if the goal was to "disarm Iraq of its biological and chemical weapons", then the most insane
way of going about it was to undertake a military invasion, incorporating a "shock and awe" bombing campaign, and a lengthy series of air assaults using smart and dumb bombs, while at the same time, there were over 150,000 US troops, and 10s of thousands of coalition forces on the ground, without any protection against against gas and/or bacterial agents, or nuclear radiation and fall out.
If there really had been WMDs in Iraq, then one would have logically thought that those at most risk were other mid east nations surrounding that country... such as Iran, Syria, Turkey, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.... NOT the United States, 10,000 miles away. And logically, the only way of finding them would have been to allow the inspectors to finish their job... which the Bush Administration denied to them, in their haste to drop bombs.
BushCorp was full of sh¡t. Fabricating evidence, or cherry-picking the convenient stuff is as bad as lying.