posted on Feb, 15 2009 @ 01:17 PM
The whole WMD program was a lot more complicated than just Bush out right lying. If this was the case then we can add Powell, and even ½ of the
Democratic Congress to the list. The problem was even Saddam thought he had a robust nuke program. HIS advisors would not brief him any other way from
the fear of what he might do to them.
This created a large amount of fake facts that most of the intelligence orgs around the world saw as creditable information. Everyone in the
“know” Democrats, Republicans, Brits etc and Bush all truly thought he had much more than he did.
The other side of all this is even if he had very little at the start of the war he was always a few years or less at any given point in time in
having one. He also demonstrated that he would use WMDs as a first choice option, and this was really the biggest threat he represented to the
One last aspect to all this is what do you all think was worst for the Iraqi people, sanctions, or the war? If you picked sanctions then you know that
sanctions had been much worse for the Iraqi people then the war has ever been, and so we had a situation where all of Iraq was suffering because of
one man with many more deaths and suffering during the decade of sanctions. The vast majority of deaths these last eight years have been Iraqis
killing Iraqis with also a large number of deaths from foreign terrorists whose goal has been to prevent the US from being successful in transforming
Iraq into a democratic nation. So that has been one major miss step of Bush's admin in not forseeing that the Iraqi people wanted to kill each other
more than becoming a free nation, but now after eight years of this they are growing weary.
Though I feel the price we paid to free the Iraqi people was too much, I also wonder what eight more years of Saddam and sanctions would have done to
that country, and what would his WMD programs look like today?
I guess those are a few bad things we no longer need to think about….