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Submitted by Sword of Islam (United Kingdom), Apr 28, 2006 at 00:58

Saddam had WMD as was confirmed by UN inspections after Gulf War I. Fact. These were not all destroyed as confirmed by UN inspections prior to the cessation of inspections back in the Nineties. Fact. He was unable to account for the location of the remaining WMD catalogued by the UN nor was he able, or willing, to provide verification as to the fate of these weapons that are known to have existed at some point when inspections were ultimately resumed as a result of the military pressure that was exerted upon him - so we took him out. Fact. The author of Saddam's downfall was Saddam and his self-delusion - nobody else. Whether, or not, these weapons actually existed is almost irrelevant. It wasn't about the possession of WMD - it was about Saddam's inability to account for the WMD that had previously been proven to have existed. There is a difference.

Saddam played a game of brinkmanship with the West and lost. With Nuclear North Korea making the most of the UN's indecision at the time and rattling it's sabre at the US it is no co-incidence that their beligerence faded away in the aftermath of decisive action by the 'Coalition of the Willing'.

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