Your also assuming Its saddams. Why can't this be from a terrorist organisation, Why can't it have been purchased by Saddam after war was inevitable
well they did say it was of iraqi manufacture...and lets just play the what if game you insist on playing.
lets say saddam didnt have any but went out and bought some. he wasnt allowed to have any at all so even if he went out and bought some AFTER he's
still in violation of owning them. dont like it? take it up with the UN, it's their resolutions, not mine.
You can't "destroy" an entire country's weapons cache.
sure you can if you pay attention to detail and want to do the job correctly. funny how certain people agaisnt this war have been able to tell us how
many canisters or what bio and chemical weapons the US has but noone has a clue how much saddam had...surely if one cares enough they would also know
how much saddam had.
What do you do with it ? Put it in big trucks and dump it in another country ? Blow it up showering your country with volatile chemicals ?
there are ways of destroying them, the technology does exist. or are you not aware of this???
The best thing to do is what the US and the USSR do. Dismantle them, and then bury them.
sounds a lot like storage more than the UN's resolution which called for the DESTRUCTION of his WMD. not burying...and yes you can destroy this
that still leaves it available for other people to find. and if he only buried them then he knew where they were. why wouldnt he have bothered to
tell the UN where they were? because he knew the UN would want to dig it all up and remove it from his country. and he didnt say he dismantled them,
he said he destroyed his stockpiles. thats makes a difference. and i know some of them were buried, i've seen footage of some of it being buried.
which again goes back to two problems...A they still exist and B people can still get to them. two big no nos wouldnt you agree? lets play your what
if game again shall we? what if saddam decided to tell certain people who then told certaion other people where to find these things...isn this not
within the realm of possibility? i'm not suggesting he did, perhaps someone else who know where these thigns were decided to dig em up or share the
info with other people. see how even having them buried is a HUGE problem?
Or saddam thought they were destroyed, or some got misplaced, or some were brought into the country after the war started etc etc
one doesnt assume, they verify and since it was HIS butt on the line with the UN he should have cared enough even for his own people to make sure of
these things. or are you excusing him of any incompetency?
Possibly... But so what ? We went to war because he had WMD's we have found 1 non operational sarin shell with no firing device. That does not
constitute a "clear and present danger"
my assertion goes back to UN resolutions, yours goes back to an idiots speech....he wasnt allowed to have them. he was to declare and then destroy
said weapons. but he also went back later and said he never had any to begin with. well is that true? i know america gave him those weapons so i
would think america would know what he was in possession of. so if he lied about even having them wouldnt it make you just a tiny bity suspicious of
anything he says in general? i know politicians lie so i know i cant trust them, same with saddam.
Yes... But that does not mean that Saddam had WMD's your using two unrelated pieces of information to "deduce" a third.
really? am i now? well we know america gave him those WMD so america knew what he had.
he buried migs in the desert and he also buried some WMD in the desert (under UN supervision).
or are you going to continue to say he never had any at all?
This is just wrong. The US said he had WMD's The UN spent years looking for them. They didn't find any. They sent a report saying that they didn't
find any. The US said it had secret classified proof. The UN asked to see it, The US refused, The US went to war, then didn't find any, then said
they doubted they ever would and didn't think Saddam had them in the first place.
well america did give those WMD to him. i guess your knowledge of US history doesnt go back very far huh?
this isnt exactly an obscure fact, its common knowledge!
the world knows america game him those WMD.
now all of a sudden he never had them???????????
now thats what i call an amazing magic trick!