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On Balance, Was the Iraq War Worth It?

Paulus Textor Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 10:10 AM
Jacoby repeats, parrot-like, the canard that "EVERYONE thought Saddam had weapons of mass destruction." No, they didn't. Actually, most people who had inside knowledge DID NOT think he had such weapons. Scott Ritter, who oversaw the cataloging and destruction of WMDs, did not think so. The UN weapons inspectors, who eventually got access to all potential sites, including even Saddam's personal residences, did not think so. But, as the Downing Street Memo made perfectly clear, the intelligence was being fixed around the policy. In other words, the Bush Administration was filled with very skillful liars.
Corbett_ Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 11:04 AM
The administration knew they did not have WMD. If people will remember, Iraq turned over the paperwork showing destruction of the WMD before the war, but Bush refused to accept them because the format was wrong.

Of course we know that at one time Iraq had WMD -- the US supplied them. But we also know they had no means of attacking the US with them.
bigdog_137 Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 11:46 AM
For the last time-there were WMD and we found them in Iraq.
HermanBB Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 10:14 AM
To Paulus

You are correct.

But let's assume Mission Accomplished Bush honestly believed Hussein had WMDs'.

Does that give us the right to attack another country because we don't like the weapons they have?
bigdog_137 Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 11:46 AM
when they give them to terrorists. Yes.

Ten years ago this week, the United States led an invasion of Iraq with the explicit purpose of overthrowing Saddam Hussein. The preceding months had been filled with vehement protests against the impending war, expressed in editorials, in advertisements, and in rallies so vast that some of them made it into the Guinness Book of World Records. With so many people against the invasion, who supported it?

Well, if you were like the great majority of Americans – you did. In February and March 2003, Newsweek's polls...