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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    The fact of the matter is that there were actual reports from military personel, that inspected in 1998, and found that Iraq's chemical and biological weapons were out of date and useless. We knew they could not make more, because of the embargo on Iraq, no vaccines or medicines could enter the country so that they would not have access to compounds that would enable them to make new weapons.

    Regardless, we went in, we conquered and occupied, and we must hope that this works out. The future is key. We have to learn from our mistakes and move forward in aiding the Iraqis keep their democracy in the midst of a very hostile land.

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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    If you can't figure it out you shouldn't be in this thread.

    The WMD threat was to our ally Israel.

    There's a clue.

    Can you figure it out on your own now?
    Did Israel even provide any troops for Iraq?

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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Did Israel even provide any troops for Iraq?
    The US asked them to stay home.

    You can imagine why, I'm sure.

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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    The US asked them to stay home.

    You can imagine why, I'm sure.
    Of course. Do you support everything about the Iraq War?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Of course. Do you support everything about the Iraq War?
    Of course not. But I understand some of the whys and hows of how we got in there.

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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Of course not. But I understand some of the whys and hows of how we got in there.
    It is weird for me, I am a Democrat and do think that the administration had Iraq in it's sights from the get-go, and that 9/11 was just a convenient excuse, but I still think that it can be a good thing over all. I try to avoid criticizing GW Bush, because though I do not think he was our most deep thinking President, I do think he had the best for our country in his heart. I love that our system has so many different views, and I can see many of the hawks points on foreign policy, but I do think there needs to be a careful balance. I am with you that we need much stronger negotiators that what we have now.

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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    If you can't figure it out you shouldn't be in this thread.

    The WMD threat was to our ally Israel.

    There's a clue.

    Can you figure it out on your own now?
    Oh, okay. I get it now. That makes perfect sense..

    Because of all the many WMD attacks Iraq had made on Israel before 2003. Right? Saddam just WMD'd Israel every other day, didn't he? Twice on Sunday. Sure. And of that intel we got pre-2003 that indicated Saddam was going to WMD Israel even more. Now I remember.

    Course, Saddam didn't have WMDs at the time...

    We couldn't be expected to know that, of course, because of the fabricated intel, er, I mean the intel we had at the time, from trustworthy (ha ha) sources like 'Curveball,' and the Wolfowitz/Feith team (who invented some 'facts' later coined 'Alternative Intelligence').

    So, based on the information we had at the time (shrug), we had to invade Iraq and bomb it to crap and lose thousands of American lives and spend a trillion dollars and keep our military there for over 6 years (so far).

    Thanks for reminding me of the reason we had to invade Iraq.

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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    Oh, okay. I get it now. That makes perfect sense..

    Because of all the many WMD attacks Iraq had made on Israel before 2003. Right? Saddam just WMD'd Israel every other day, didn't he? Twice on Sunday. Sure. And of that intel we got pre-2003 that indicated Saddam was going to WMD Israel even more. Now I remember.

    Course, Saddam didn't have WMDs at the time...


    We couldn't be expected to know that, of course, because of the fabricated intel, er, I mean the intel we had at the time, from trustworthy (ha ha) sources like 'Curveball,' and the Wolfowitz/Feith team (who invented some 'facts' later coined 'Alternative Intelligence').

    So, based on the information we had at the time (shrug), we had to invade Iraq and bomb it to crap and lose thousands of American lives and spend a trillion dollars and keep our military there for over 6 years (so far).

    Thanks for reminding me of the reason we had to invade Iraq.
    Iraq launched dozens and dozens of SCUD missiles into Israel during the first Gulf War and was vociferously anti-Israel.

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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Iraq launched dozens and dozens of SCUD missiles into Israel during the first Gulf War and was vociferously anti-Israel.
    I remember the useless scuds, yes I do. Saddam fired some of them of in, when was it, er, 1991. That's right, 1991. So, you're right, it makes perfect sense for the United States, in 2003, to invade Iraq, bomb the hell out of it, lose thousands of our soldiers, spend a trillion dol - well, you know.

    If I remember right, Iraq fired more scuds at Saudi Arabia than at Israel.

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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    I remember the useless scuds, yes I do. Saddam fired some of them of in, when was it, er, 1991. That's right, 1991. So, you're right, it makes perfect sense for the United States, in 2003, to invade Iraq, bomb the hell out of it, lose thousands of our soldiers, spend a trillion dol - well, you know.

    If I remember right, Iraq fired more scuds at Saudi Arabia than at Israel.
    I agree with you that invading Iraq was a complete farce, as to the reasons presented. Yet, I cannot help but hope that it does become the beacon of democracy and hope in the Middle East.

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