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Saddam Hussein's past use of "evil chemistry" and "evil biology" and the threats they posed justified the war in Iraq, even if no weapons of mass destruction are ever found, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said today.
Ashcroft, in Vienna for talks with Austrian officials on measures to fight terrorism and drug trafficking and to improve air travel security, told reporters that Saddam's arsenal remained a menace and was sufficient cause to overthrow his regime.
"I believe there is a very clear understanding that Saddam Hussein continued to pose a threat," Ashcroft said.
"Weapons of mass destruction, including evil chemistry and evil biology, are all matters of great concern, not only to the United States, but also to the world community," he said. "They were the subject of UN resolutions."
it was justified for me by the torture tapes
Originally posted by BlackJackal
You know I approved of the decision to invade Iraq and I still do. WMD's were never my number one reason for the invasion however. I was more interested in removing Sadaam from power because of iron fist that he held over his people. The torture prison that was full of kids should be enough for anyone to say yeah this fruitcake needs to be shown the door.
The thing about the WMD's that gets me is that Clinton used that same reason for running bombing raids in Iraq during his term. What bothers me is can our intel really be this bad? If we don't know for sure who has what and we just think we know then who knows might be planning a sneak attack.
Originally posted by astrocreep
Well, I am a democrat and I recognize this for the political trickery it is. If this was all just recenly (via Bush) made up, I might buy it but we have had information on it for better than a decade. Bill and Hillary Clinton both warned of WMD and Saddam as did weapons inspectors from the UN. Something just isn't right about this sudden revelation that there weren't any. If the 04 election goes off without it happening, I'll admit to being wrong but lets at least leave it as a possibility.
Originally posted by astrocreep
One cannot tell the difference between light and dark with their eyes closed.
I suggest you open them up.
To assume there never were WMDs in Iraq is to discount over a decade of evidence and credit Mr. Hussien with a degree of sanity and morality I don't believe he posses.
No one has suggested he NEVER had them. They were destroyed by the mid-90's. The United States was one of Saddam's biggest supplier. So your comment there falls flat on its face.
Its not that I amwilling to support BUsh, its that I don't trust Hussien.
The revelation that we haven't found the weapons hasn't lead me to question their existence only their current location and possesor and that one little aspect of this is what most are missing and its the lack of that demisnion of thinking that keeps us in danger.
I sincerely suggest you stop paying attention to the mainstream media and find some serious sources. You're gonna be in the dark a long, long time if you don't.
Just because they aren't where we thought they were,
Where YOU thought... I and alot of others knew how full of shyte this administration is. WE did not believe it.
that means they don't exist?
Go do some research on the shelf life of chem/bio weapons. They do not last nearly as long as BushCo would like you to believe.
How 1 deminsional thinking is that? This allow hundreds of possibilities and scenerios and if we redicule Bush on anything, it should now be this uncertainty for I do believe someone dropped the ball where it lands is a dangerous situation. It isn't that I'm not willing to admit there are no WMDs that is the danger, its that you aren't willing to admit there might be..somewhere. You have no clue for sure. You're just spouting a one-demensional observation in a three-demisional scenario.
You know what, you don't have a clue, partner. Sorry. But you simply don't.