The War's Critics Should Stop Trying to Rewrite History.....
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Submitted by J (United States), Jun 11, 2003 at 18:19Why do the same people who were asking for more time for inspections suddenly jump in and say that because we've found very little in 2 months (and considering the previous inspection process lasted years) there must be no weapons and it was all manufactured? What about giving inspections more time?
Also, if Iraq has/had no WMD's why was Saddam so adamant about not complying with the UN for ten years?
Why endure sanctions, fly overs, and the scrutiny of the UN inspectors when it would be so easy to just give the inspectors and UN what was requested of them?
Also these people should explain how the inspectors said that Iraq had not divulged the extent of its weapons, and everyone from Congress to the previous administrations all had the same beliefs.
Also, explain the UN's actions. If the UN didn't think Iraq had weapons, why would its members pass resolution after resolution saying that Iraq had not disarmed?
It sounds like the entire world, save for Tim Robbins and Gore Vidal, was operating under the assumption that Iraq had weapons that were unnaccounted for, which explains the ongoing inspection process for ten years and explains why the UN acted the way it did, why the US acted the way it did, and why Iraq acted the way it did etc.
Even the idea of giving inspections more time was predicated on the assumption that Iraq had weapons BUT that we could disarm Iraq or contain Iraq without going to war.
I guess because we can't find Sadaam in Iraq now he never existed right? Bush created Sadaam Hussein and had the CIA create false documents that supported his existense but he never really existed.
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