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Rumsfeld: WMD issue was "the big one" in Iraq invasion

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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 12:09 PM

Rumsfeld: WMD issue was "the big one" in Iraq invasion

If the Bush administration had known there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, it probably wouldn't have decided to invade in 2003, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

However, intelligence reports -- now shown to have been false -- that Iraq possessed WMDs were the main reason for going in, Rumsfeld said.

"No question it was the big one," he said. Asked if the United States would not have invaded if the administration hadn't believ
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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 12:09 PM
Yeah, right!

It was not false intelligence reports, it was FABRICATED intelligence reports!

The FMR. chief U.N. Weapons Inspector of UNSCOM, who was tasked with disarming chemical, and biological weapons in 1991-1998 wrote a book about it. Scott Ritter stated:

Since 1998 Iraq has been fundamentally disarmed: 95% of Iraq's WMD capabilities has been verifiably eliminated. This includes all chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons

So we wouldn't have invaded if it weren't for our faulty intelligence. I know how we can fix this, spend more on defense to get better intelligence!
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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 12:14 PM

If the Bush administration had known there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, it probably wouldn't have decided to invade in 2003, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

Well, by that brilliant logic, I suppose we should go ahead and invade the moon. We can't tell for sure that there aren't WMD's there.

posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 12:21 PM
This man presented the American people with false information for the benefit of himself and whomever is in his cabal....

When will pussified Americans wake up....



the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign.

a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state.

the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.

Number 3 sounds about right....

posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 12:44 PM
According to Rummy, it was all everyone else's fault.
Blame, Not Shame

Starting on 9/11, Rummy pushed and maneuvered to blame Saddam for 9/11 despite the lack of evidence.

He excoriates others as scheming infighters. He writes that, despite her “affinity for” W., Condi was a bad N.S.C. chief, forcing consensus rather than letting contentious issues get to the president. He mocks her rhetoric trying to push democracy as secretary of state, especially her contention that “human rights trump security.” He notes with asperity that it was not her place to press Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf to take off his uniform — much less to tell Rummy himself that the pinstripes on his old pants had faded away.

He blames Colin Powell for posturing with the press and George Tenet for being so cocky about Saddam’s phantom W.M.D. He claims viceroy Paul Bremer messed up Iraq, occupying too long, ignoring the chain of command and carving out a separate relationship with the president.

He even delicately blames the president, for not making incisive decisions at times on pressing matters and for not scheduling “a high-level meeting on my proposals” sent in a memo.

He says it was Tommy Franks who didn’t want a lot of ground forces in Tora Bora, when Osama got away from us. He blames the generals for not telling him he needed more troops to secure Iraq — as though he would have listened. He blames the Geneva Convention’s drafters for not knowing detainees of modern “asymmetrical” wars would need rougher treatment. He blames the Supreme Court for its “novel reasoning” defending detainee rights. He blames Katrina on ...

Oh, never mind. You get the idea.

Personally I think Rummy was a total d-bag a-hole. He did whatever he wanted then blamed the consequences on everyone else. too bad for us the consequences were significant.

posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 12:48 PM
reply to post by v1rtu0s0

Hey this is a bit off topic, but does anyone have any solid proof that America benefited from oil or resources in Iraq?

I am largely undecided. Other countries thought he had WMD. The UN was after him. I also believe he said that he had binary chemical weapons. Even with no proof, and the past history of his actions, him telling the world he has them is reason. But it should not be America's job to police the world. And I don't understand what made Iraq so special, as compared to North Korea, which kills its own people and has concentration camps.

The whole situation is confusing.

posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 12:49 PM
And one of the top scientists and weapons inspectors at the time Dr David Kelly who was telling us the truth about what was in Iraq, just happened to kill himself. How convenient for Rumsfeld.

posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 01:03 PM
reply to post by RustyShakleford92

This is just the tip of the iceberg:

The 10 Most Brazen War Profiteers

posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 01:12 PM
Admit it folks..Demon Rummy is correct.

It really was the big one-the big steaming pile of BS one.
This whole thing of him pimpin the media is all because of his book of course.
He thinks enough time has gone by for us fools to forget his crimes.
He is the godfather of aspartame and the reason its in your food(searle),but I digress.

Him and Cheney,and Blair should be sent to the Hague IMHO,for a little reality check.
Not really that bothered about GWbush,the poor guy only has one and a half brain cells and he has to share them with his dad.

posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 01:41 PM
Here is what he said when asked about the WMD in Iraq in 2003

Donald Rumsfeld
ABC Interview
March 30, 2003
We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat.

Much more can be found here:

Nice to see all of these lies in one place.

edit on 20-2-2011 by Fractured.Facade because: (no reason given)

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