Wrong. It is a technical question, and you are doing a piss-poor job of avoiding answering it.
How is it a technical question? It's all about what you believe could happen, that's it.
Take the Cluster document and assume it's mostly accurate (it's UNMOVIC, not Wolfowitz). If you're the leader of a nation and this guy who may or may not have these things hates your nation (and your last name especially) you may feel there's a threat there; directly or through international terror.
A threat doesn't have to have a logical 1-2-3 demonstrable trail.
Clinton used the weapons hand-off to terroist logic as a threat explanation before Bush, was it so stupid then, after 8 years of harsh inspections? Do we not remember his 01/09/99 State of the Union Address where he praised a young Captain for attacking Saddam's "war machine"?
Who said this?"Think how many can be killed by just a tiny bit of anthrax, and think about how it's not just that Saddam Hussein might put it on a Scud missile, an anthrax head, and send it on to some city he wants to destroy. Think about all the other terrorists and other bad actors who could just parade through Baghdad and pick up their stores...This is a serious thing with me, this is a very serious thing. You imagine the capacity of these tiny amounts of biological agents to cause great harm; it's something we need to get after."
A) Colin Powell
B) George W Bush
C) Bill Clinton
(And before you freaks jump into me for mentioning the forbidden sacred cow Bill Clinton, read the first post of the thread again.)
If you are referring to the evidence that the Bush admin (including Bush himself) lied and skewed intelligence reports, it's already been demonstrated thoroughly.
Evidence of anything illegal is what I was referring to. Quite clear in context.
Did the Bush administration know what they said was not true, secondary was twisted enough to be considered very questionable despite presented as facts to the US congress, UN SC, GB, Polan, Australia, Denmark and whoever else reacted on the information by supporting the US lead war against Iraq
If those nations didn't know whether or not those reports were really shady then I would be absolutely shocked.
Why this idea that everyone is so naive about it and that anyone actually bought the administration's line when we had million-strong protests going on!?
for giant and jimmac, who seemingly find a new victory over me every time they see something about Bush lying:
When have I said that Iraq definitely has weapons?
When have I said that Bush never lied?
If you want to bring in the human cost of war be prepared to receive an ass-whipping.