1) Read the 2002 Congressional authorization to use force in Iraq (supported by 58% of Senate Democrats and 39% of House Democrats).
2) Iraq had WMD stockpiles and the United Nations knew it!
If Saddam had no stockpiles of WMD, how do you explain 16 UN Security Council Resolutions over a period of 12 years, 14 of which deal directly with WMD?
Pay special attention to UNSCR 1441, which essentially said to Saddam (paraphrasing):
“Better hide the WMD, The United States will be invading 30 days from today”But, that notice was given on 11/8/02 and we did not invade until 3/20/03. No wonder we have not found most of the WMD which the United Nations KNEW was there!
Even so, ISG, post war, REPORTED they found limited quantities of WMD. ISG also found clear evidence of intent to produce more WMD, including thermonuclear weapons. They failed to find clear evidence of large quantities of recently manufactured WMD. But, they were also:
“unable to rule out the possibility that WMD was evacuated to Syria before the war.”Various other sources offer evidence that the WMD was evacuated to Syria.
Given fighter jets were buried in the desert, there clearly exists the possibility that WMD was buried in the desert.
3) 550 metric tons of yellowcake
The Iraq Survey Group devoted an entire section of their report to a “Survey of Structures at Tuwaitha Nuclear Research Center”. In that section, they reported that (emphasis mine):
“Certain structures pose hazards from a radiological and unexploded ordnance point of view. These structures were not entered, and the precise hazards were not determined”During the first week of July, 2008 we finally learned that 550 metric tons of yellowcake had been secreted from Baghdad to Canada.
Was that huge stockpile sitting in one or more of those structures which “were not entered”?
Combine the above report with this quote from the (ISG) Duelfer Report:
“Senior Iraqis—several of them from the Regime’s inner circle—told ISG they assumed Saddam would restart a nuclear program once UN sanctions ended”
4) Saddam trained al Qaeda in the use of chemical and biological WMD.
Quoting an excerpt from the July, 2004 report from Bipartisan Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:
"The Central Intelligence Agency reasonably and objectively assessed in Iraqi Support for Terrorism that the most problematic area of contact between Iraq and al-Qaida were the reports of training in the use of non-conventional weapons, specifically, chemical and biological weapons"Chapter XII, Page 346, Conclusion 94
In other words, Saddam trained al Qaeda in the use of biological and chemical WMD.
Every Democrat on that committee signed off on that finding.
5) Bin Laden was offered “a safe haven in Iraq” (and even Bill Clinton knew it).
Quoting The Bi-Partisan 9/11 Report:
“Iraqi officials offered Bin Ladin a safe haven in Iraq”
“Saddam Hussein wanted bin Laden in Baghdad”In other words Saddam wanted to give al Qaeda precisely the same state sponsorship that led to 9/11.
A more comprehensive analysis of just how badly the world was misled by the so-called “journalists” who “reported” on the findings of the 9/11 commission can be found here. Each quote can be verified here.
Note: If any given quote spans 2 or more lines, the Adobe Acrobat “find” feature will not find it. If you fail to locate any given quote, select various smaller subsets of the quote until you find it (and you will).
6) Whether he trained the 9/11 terrorists or not, Saddam clearly trained terrorists at Salman Pak.
Quoting PBS in conjunction with The New York Times:
“I assure you, this operation [9/11] was conducted by people who were trained by Saddam [at Salman Pak].”The above assertion may or may not be true. Contrary to what so-called “journalists” would tell you, it has not been proven either way. But, no reasonable person, Charles Duelfer included, denies that Saddam trained LOTS of terrorists at Salman Pak.
Click here for more on Saddam’s terrorist training camps.
Click here to explore the Saddam - al Qaeda link in FAR more detail.
7) Now, put 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 together and tell me what you get.
What you get is a WMD 9/11, quite probably a thermonuclear 9/11! But, I guess our so-called “journalists” forgot to tell you that!
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