Why did Bush and Blair believe there were WMD's in Iraq?

It's been proven that there weren't, yet both told their people that there were


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  • Well, they were found.

    www.thepoliticalinsider.com/.../

    But not an active program.

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      Invetigated and reported CJ Chiver of the NY Times as many as 5000 chemical weapons were discovered and destroyed across Irq between 2004 and 2011

  • Well that's simple, they never truly believed that in the 1st place. That was their excuse to 'take action' in the area.

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  • Everyone but bush believed it but he caved

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What Guys Said 18

  • Saddam Hussein's own generals believed they had WMD. This is the information they acted on at the start of the war. The so-called "proof" could only be known after the war was well underway. In truth, WMD were discovered. The NY Times reported:
    " From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule.
    In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs, according to interviews with dozens of participants, Iraqi and American officials, and heavily redacted intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

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  • Because he had a nuclear program, he had used chemical weapons in the past and he was refusing to allow any one access (In violation of his agreement with both his agreement with the US after his attempt at genocide in the 80s and his agreement with the UN the only things that allowed him to stay in power) to certain locations in those facilities which could be easily used to make nuclear weapons and chemical weapons. Its only in hind sight that we can say their where none their but his behavior and his set up made it seem like a certainty.

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  • wow another god dam retard... who told u they werent there? were u there? cause they fucking where there. and it would be great if u stop telling lies ass hole. ok! that would be great!

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  • Because the CIA told it (Some guy from the opposition left the country and had a lot of stories) and they wanted to believe it:
    BUT:
    www.huffingtonpost.com/.../...q-war_b_2624620.html

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  • Because they wanted to believe it and senior figures in their staff and intelligence services did as well. Saddam also did his best to give them the impression there might be a nuclear program and a sizeable chemical weapon stockpile, this was to deter Iran from invading Iraq, he admitted that when he was interrogated by the FBI.

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  • Because otherwise they wouldn't have gotten support to invade them if people knew they were actually after their oil because Sadam and a few others decided to take their oil off the dollar and spread the wealth but the US government didn't want that because it would drop the worth of the US dollar again

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  • There actually were chemical weapons found there. And it's beyond question that they were there before the war because Saddam Hussein used them. It was unknown how many he had and where they were, which is why EVERYONE believed they were there.

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  • They knew there weren't. They wanted regime change.

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  • Technically there was WMDs in Iraq, but they were made before 1991. "[a] total of 53 munitions have been recovered, all of which appear to have been part of pre-1991 Gulf war stocks based on their physical condition and residual components." http://www.factcheck.org/2008/02/no-wmds-in-iraq/

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  • They didn't believe it. They just obeyed their masters in Israel who made this lie up so that Israel can have anoter of its strategic objectives completed like they did with Afghanistan and with Syria now.

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      Of course they believed it. Leave Israel out of it

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      And who made the lie about weapons of mass destruction?
      If I am an anti semite for criticising Jews, then you're merely a Jew who can't handle criticism, but what about the Jews who admit that Israel controls the US? Are they anti Semites too?

      Joe Klein, Time Magazine, Time. com, February 5, 2003
      “A stronger Israel is very much embedded in the rationale for war with Iraq. It is a part of the argument that dare not speak its name, a fantasy quietly cherished by the neo-conservative faction in the Bush Administration and by many leaders of the American Jewish community.
      The fantasy involves a domino theory. The destruction of Saddam’s Iraq will not only remove an enemy of long-standing but will also change the basic power equation in the region. It will send a message to Syria and Iran about the perils of support for Islamic terrorists. It will send a message to the Palestinians too: Democratize and make peace on Israeli terms, or forget about a state of your own.”

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      Ari Shavit, Haaretz News Service (Israel), April 5, 2003
      “The war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservative intellectuals, most of them Jewish, who are pushing President Bush to change the course of history.
      In the course of the past year, a new belief has emerged in the town (Washington): the belief in war against Iraq. That ardent faith was disseminated by a small group of 25 or 30 neoconservatives, almost all of them Jewish, almost all of them intellectuals (a partial list: Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, William Kristol, Eliot Abrams, Charles Krauthammer), people who are mutual friends and cultivate one another and are convinced that political ideas are a major driving force of history.”

      I can go on and on. The facts are all online and accessible to all of us.

  • They knew there wasn't. They went to war for other reasons and needed an excuse.

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  • Remember that time? People were fairly paranoid.

    Not to mention, poor intel at the time indicated that they likely had them.

    Confusion in the post 9/11 US is why.

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  • It was an excuse to go to war in the middle east to go after certain natural resources.

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  • They didn't believe. It was simply a reason giving to gain public support for an invasion.

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  • They needed to find a propose to invade Iraq and kill people there

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  • He was bluffing to keep Iraq under control. He said it worked too well.
    I saw him say this on a documentary "interacting Saddam Hussein"

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC3tINgWfQE

    It was a cold and calculated lie. All of those things you see on the media is merely just a smoke screen and a cover story they issued, because they had to.

    The real main reason behind it is because of the Petrodollar system.

    Watch the video and you will understand.

    As long as the world needs oil, and as long as oil is "only" sold in U. S. dollars, there will be a demand for dollars, and that demand is what gives the dollar its value. However, if any nation changed their oil transactions to something else, and in the case of Iraq, Saddam did changed his oil transactions to Euros back in September of 2000, it would disrupt the value of the US dollar, and because the US dollar is not backed by gold anymore, they cannot allow him to continue to sell his oil for Euros or any other kind of transactions:

    web.archive.org/.../

    After the invasion occurred, they eventually switched the oil transactions back to dollars instead of euros. But then the same shit happened with Iran, they eventually stopped accepting US dollars for their oil, and the same goes for Libya. That's why US had to invade them or they would have disrupt the entire global financial system in which the US dollar is the World Reserve Currency.

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      So, why did they do that then. Why did those countries, do that to themselves?

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      @TripleAce, wanna explain this one?

  • It really hasn't been PROVEN because over 150,000 troops with weapons and vehicles fled to Iran instead of staying and fighting. There is no way to know what they had with them, but we do know that in the past Saddam had them because he gassed Kuwait.

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