posted on Jan, 16 2004 @ 05:19 AM
Originally posted by Saphronia
I think waaaaay before the war when topics came up about WMD in Iraq--I would say they didn't have any. Once the war started I hoped they had
something, and I wished the troops well in their hunt, but as the war has waged on and Saddam has been captured and still no WMD...I don't think
there are any, and the fact none were planted tells that the administration truly believed that Iraq might have some.
You're right. We (the US) were banking on biologicals WE GAVE THEM 20 years ago, being there now. They weren't. It's almost like Saddam was telling
the truth about destroying everything the whole time. Imagine that.
What stinks to me is what if he was being honest, and cooperating? I mean we ASSUMED that since the inspectors couldn't find anything he was playing
cat & mouse games. Failure to prove him guilty was spun into proof of guilt. I realize he did awful things 20 years ago... but that's nothing new,
and not what you invade for 20 years later. Bush 41 effectively pardoned the guy by withdrawing.
In retrospect, had it been me. No WMD's but 10 years of sanctions and inspections? I'd get pissy about it too. He deserves one hell of a defense
effort in that trial (before they kill him anyway).
[Edited on 16-1-2004 by RANT]