For politicians who used “weapons of mass destruction” to make the case for invading Iraq,” it looks now like they may now have been spot on:
Listen to how they stood up to a ruthless dictator, who had already used chemical weapons on thousands of Kurds and threatened the world:
“Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. A deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”
— Sen. John F. Kerry, Oct. 9, 2002
“We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.” — Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
“The community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now: a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists.”
— President Bill Clinton, 1998
“In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program… ” — Sen. Hillary Clinton, Oct 10, 2002
Sometimes the price of being right is looking like you’re wrong, eh guys?
But the four people quoted above weren’t lying. Okay, maybe they weren’t 100% certain, but based on whatever intelligence they had access to at the time, clearly they were convinced Saddam Hussein had WMD’s.
And would ‘ya looky here:
Sunni extremists in Iraq have now occupied what was once Saddam Hussein’s premier chemical-weapons facility and found…. wait for it: The dreaded, long lost, never were there in the first-place, Bush lied – people died: Weapons of mass destruction.
ISIS, the group people are saying is worse than Al Qaeda – I guess you have to be competitive in today’s world – has apparently captured a stockpile of chemical weapons which if you listen to the aforementioned Clinton, Clinton, Gore & Kerry since the war, never existed.
State Department officials told the Wall Street Journal:
U.S. officials don’t believe the Sunni militants will be able to create a functional chemical weapon from the material. The weapons stockpiled at the Al Muthanna complex are old, contaminated and hard to move, officials said.
Still though, what would you expect them to say? Barack Obama has been railing on George W. for ten years, saying GWB lied about the reason to go to war. He’s going to all of a sudden say, “hey, look! WMD’s – that President Bush was right all along!!”? Yeah, right..
So they trot out this woman I believe to be the most condescending liar in the history of U.S. politics, State Department spokeswoman, Jen Psaki. Here’s the company line: “We do not believe that the complex contains CW materials of military value and it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to safely move the materials.” Guess those inspectors missed something?
President George W. Bush has been vindicated and history will show he lead through strength and resolve.
Obama? Not so much.. But don’t worry – ignorant followers who will listen to the Administration and it’s lapdogs in the press state it over and over again will still believe that these weapons never existed and will still blame Bush.
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