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If you are Saddam Hussein, and your country is being invaded by a foreign power that is steamrollering your military, and you know full well that when you get caught you will probably be sentenced to death, you are going to throw every single weapon in your inventory at the invaders to buy you time to try and get the hell out of the way, buy some plastic surgery and rent an apartment in New York where no one is going to notice you.
Originally posted by Rasputin13
Saddam may have had a death wish, but that doesn't mean his generals or deputies did. This was evident in the mass dessertions of his military.
Originally posted by GLDNGUN
Gee, from reading the Bush-bashers one would think that everyone in the world thought Saddam was a great guy and Iraq a quiet, peaceful place until Bush came along and vilified them.
How soon some forget...
Originally posted by neformore
THINK about it. If he'd used them the worst thing that could happend to him is that he'd get executed. He was going to be executed anyway, so what does he have to fear? Being dug up and executed again?
Originally posted by SteveR
That said, I don't beleive he had any that were deployable.
Originally posted by marg6043
But so far nothing was found but old stuff, that is hardly enough evidence to support the invasion of Iraq.
Originally posted by 11Bravo
Lmao. Too much!
You call the truth 'Bush-bashing'?
Then, to support your stance, you quote a bunch of stodgy old politicians who all parrot the same tired fear-mongering catch phrases.
Originally posted by GLDNGUN
Also, it wasn't just the US intelligence that said Iraq had an active WMD program going. Many other countries' intelligence said the very same thing.
The White House propaganda blitz was launched on September 7, 2002, at a Camp David press conference. British Prime Minister Tony Blair stood side by side with his co-conspirator, President George W. Bush. Together, they declared that evidence from a report published by the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) showed that Iraq was "six months away" from building nuclear weapons.
"I don't know what more evidence we need," crowed Bush.
Actually, any evidence would help-there was no such IAEA report. But at the time, few mainstream American journalists questioned the leaders' outright lies. Instead, the following day, "evidence" popped up in the Sunday New York Times under the twin byline of Michael Gordon and Judith Miller. "More than a decade after Saddam Hussein agreed to give up weapons of mass destruction," they stated with authority, "Iraq has stepped up its quest for nuclear weapons and has embarked on a worldwide hunt for materials to make an atomic bomb, Bush administration officials said today."