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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Mustard and blister agents are not WMDs lol.
    yes they are lol



    Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear: the WMD four.

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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Hmmm from the article:

    An initial glance at the WikiLeaks war logs doesn’t reveal evidence of some massive WMD program by the Saddam Hussein regime — the Bush administration’s most (in)famous rationale for invading Iraq. But chemical weapons, especially, did not vanish from the Iraqi battlefield. Remnants of Saddam’s toxic arsenal, largely destroyed after the Gulf War, remained. Jihadists, insurgents and foreign (possibly Iranian) agitators turned to these stockpiles during the Iraq conflict — and may have brewed up their own deadly agents.

    Read More WikiLeaks Show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq – With Surprising Results | Danger Room | Wired.com

    It doesn't seem to support Bush's reasons for invading.


    Stockpiles.


    Oct. 5, 2002
    George W. Bush, Radio Address

    "Iraq has stockpiled biological and chemical weapons, and is rebuilding the facilities used to make more of those weapons.
    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    furthermore, WMD were only one portion of a three-legged argument for invasion.

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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    furthermore, WMD were only one portion of a three-legged argument for invasion.
    What were those other two reasons? Saddam's conventional army which threatened the region? The one we overran in only a few weeks? Or the the way he treated his people? A situation that exists throughout the world. Its impossible to say that if we were correct on the WMD situation, meaning we correctly knew there were no WMDs, there still would have been cause for war.

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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Psst! The Iraq war resolution (the reason we mostly went to war) listed much more then just Iraq having stockpiles of WMD. That was but one reason.

    In fact, I would argue that the reason we went to war with Iraq was "mostly" due to:
    "Iraq's noncompliance with the conditions of the 1991 cease fire, including interference with weapons inspectors".

    If he had followed through with his commitments under the cease fire agreement and no weapons were found, we would not have been able to go forward with the war. However, Saddam acted as if he had WMD and stalled the weapons inspectors in the hope that we would lose interest as the previous administration did.
    Saddam acted...

    You got it. A known blowhard, a blustering liar was acting like he had wmds.

    We knew he was lying. It was part of his makeup. He stroked his own ego. It was bull crap, and we knew it, knew him like a book.
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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Do you mean John Kerry, and former President and Mrs Clinton as well, since they also pushed the rhetoric that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction?
    I mean the White House, and everyone in Congress who voted for war, were fools.

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    You have to remember that it took awhile for the US to mobilize its forces to attack Iraq. What were all those trucks carrying that were seen traveling from Iraq to Syria?
    Okay, all those trucks? You mean trucks that were exposed by our intelligence?

    You tell me about the trucks. And tell me why, in 7 years, we still don't know if weapons were moved in them.
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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    Saddam acted...

    You got it. A known blowhard, a blustering liar was acting like he had wmds.

    We knew he was lying. It was part of his makeup. He stroked his own ego. It was bull crap, and we knew it, knew him like a book.
    Please, provide the evidence that the Bush admin as a whole and a consensus of analysts knew that Saddam was not cooperating with the inspectors and convinced a majority of his own generals that he had WMD just as a way to bluff.

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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Please, provide the evidence that the Bush admin as a whole and a consensus of analysts knew that Saddam was not cooperating with the inspectors and convinced a majority of his own generals that he had WMD just as a way to bluff.
    It was a bluff. You are using the right word.

    This subject has been done on this site ad nauseum. I'm not going to reinvent the wheel for you. It should be enough that the White House invented (among other things) something called Alternative Intelligence to create false information to help enable a war.
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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Not asking you to reinvent any wheels. Simply asking for the evidence that a majority of analysts reached a consensus that Saddam was bluffing.

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    Re: Wikileaks show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq-With Surprising Results

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Not asking you to reinvent any wheels. Simply asking for the evidence that a majority of analysts reached a consensus that Saddam was bluffing.
    We knew. I and millions of other people knew before we went in that the whole thing had been pre-decided by the White House. Remember the history of the Gulf of Tonkin? And that's just one other example of the White House wanting to go to war and to hell with any argument, and we go to war with no way out because it was the desire of a particular President.

    It seems to me that you should think twice about making the choice of 'YES' when considering an optional war. That way you don't have to worry about people pointing when the intelligence turns out to be wrong again.
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