Summoner101: cig-mkr: So there were weapons of mass destruction there ?Oops, my bad they were only chemical weapons."We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud." - Condoleezza Rice, September 2002The Bush group was drumming up a nuclear scare unless you think chemical weapons are synonymous with mushroom clouds
BigNumber12: brimed03: BigNumber12: FitzShivering: It's not hard to hire people to do things for you if you're willing to pay enough, no matter what it is.I'll say.I want to get the joke but I don't recognize the picture.He's the sort of guy you'd talk to if you wanted to name something "Project Babylon."
Laobaojun: cig-mkr: So there were weapons of mass destruction there ?Oops, my bad they were only chemical weapons.I am so confused by the "chemical weapons don't count" argument. SecState Powell specifically mentioned them in his address to the UN in Feb 2003. (Cf. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/feb/05/iraq.usa)My opinion; the bulk of the WMD was in Syria before the US & Allies rolled in. And we sucked at finding what was left after we rolled in. There were indication that chemical weapons like the ones Hussein had used on his own people had been in Iraq in 2003 (cf. http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/07/international/worldspecial/07CND-CH E M.html ), but somehow that didn't count either.And, could someone source the "we knew about these and these were not what we were looking for" assertion? I hear it, but haven't seen anything substantial behind it.This being said, Iraq 2003 was the wrong war at the wrong time for the US. We should have waited until the Iraqis slimed the Iranians, then wrung our hands about the tragedy.
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