It is indeed un-ethical to risk a nation, while expending that nation's blood and treasure, based on "mis-representations."
I find it rather shocking that you see sort of behavior as morally sound.
It's a fairly well established principle that gaining someone's consent via "mis-representations" is unethical.
To each his own I s'pose.
As I said before, the war was sold as protecting us from an attack from Iraq. But the best info at the time said that no such attack was likely.
I may be wrong.
Is you mind blown by my post's the lack of partisanship?
"pro-war crowd" doesn't seem to exclude anyone based on their party affiliation.
It seems to describe the folks who were promoting the war. That's how I meant it anyway.
Can you re-phrase your question? Maybe I can give a better answer it if I hear the question phrased differently.
I may be wrong.
First, NO one lied.
The whole " Bush lied people died " false narrative was just partisan motivated rhetoric used by the Democrats to malign Bush.
It only influenced and appealed to the same people who equated platitudes and bumper sticker slogans to Presidential qualifications in 2008.
Honestly, the Democrats from the late 90s into and upt to 2003 said he HAD WMD and was pursuing missle and nuclear capabilities.
They should be in prison.
The OP article had a link to their source and it pretty much says the opposite of what you're claiming.....
ISIL seizes Saddam's chemical weapons plant | Stuff.co.nz
The chemical plant is defunct and has been for several decades.Islamist militants in Iraq have occupied Saddam Hussein's former chemical weapons production facility, which contains a stockpile of old chemical weapon, the US government says. US military officials don't believe the militants from the group also known as ISIL would be able to create a new weapon from the stockpiles left behind at the Muthanna complex about 60 kilometres northwest of Baghdad, according to the Wall Street Journal....<snip>...
The claim the former Iraqi leader possessed weapons of mass destruction and posed a threat to world security was the basis for the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.
The weapons at Muthanna had been found by UN inspectors but were dismantled with chemical stocks militarily useless and closed off in bunkers.
"The entire Al Muthanna mega-facility was the bastion of Iraqi's chemical weapons development program," the Central Intelligence Agency wrote in a document published in 2007.
"During its peak in the late 1980s to early 1990s, it amassed mega-bunkers full of chemical munitions, and provided Iraq with a force multiplier sufficient to counteract Iran's superior military numbers."
"Two wars, sanctions and UNSCOM [United Nations Special Commission] oversight reduced Iraqi's premier production facility to a stockpile of old damaged and contaminated chemical munitions (sealed in bunkers), a wasteland full of destroyed chemical munitions, razed structures, and unusable war-ravaged facilities." .....read....
Lots of people owe Bush/Cheney a big apology.