Fluffybunny Posted July 12, 2004 #1 Share Posted July 12, 2004 Geez...the reasons for going to war keep changing...Now just having the capability of producing WMD seems to be enough for regime change...That is scary considering that dozens of labs and even universities in the US(and all over the world) have the capability of producing checmical and biological weapons. As this unfolds, the US looks worse and worse in the eyes of the world. I don't for the life of me see how people here can still be supportive of Bush after what he has done to the image of our country. He has made us look like war mongering fools that are willing to invade a country based on lies and deceptions, killing thousands of innocent people in the process. Absolutely unbelievable foolish wrecklessness on his part. It seems like some folks here are not capable of understanding that the damage that has been done by Bushes actions will haunt us for decades, without offering much of a benefit. We didn't get stockpiles of WMD out of circulation...and lets not even go to the terrorists-9/11 connection... Folks, look at what your government is doing in your name. You were sold a bill of goods and lied to in the process. This is getting sadder by the day. OAK RIDGE, Tennessee (AP) -- President Bush defended his decision to invade Iraq even as he conceded on Monday that investigators had not found the weapons of mass destruction that he had warned the country possessed. Allowing Iraq to possibly transfer weapons capability to terrorists was not a risk he was willing to take, Bush said. "Although we have not found stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, we were right to go into Iraq," Bush said after inspecting a display of nuclear weapons parts and equipment, including assembled gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment, from Libya. We removed a declared enemy of America who had the capability of producing weapons of mass murder and could have passed that capability to terrorists bent on acquiring them. In the world after September 11th, that was a risk we could not afford to take," Bush said. The president offered a broad new defense of the March 2003 invasion of Iraq three days after the release of a Senate report that harshly criticized unsubstantiated intelligence cited in the run-up to the war in Iraq, a crucial battle in the war on terrorism. The key U.S. assertions leading to the 2003 invasion of Iraq -- that Saddam Hussein had chemical and biological weapons and was working to make nuclear weapons -- were wrong and based on false or overstated CIA analyses, a scathing Senate Intelligence Committee report asserted Friday. Intelligence analysts fell victim to "group think" assumptions that Iraq had weapons when it did not, the bipartisan report concluded. Many factors contributing to those failures are ongoing problems within the U.S. intelligence community, which cannot be fixed with more money alone, it said. Bush has used similar rhetoric in speeches for months, but the words took on added significance in light of the latest report condemning the Iraq intelligence. Bush's trip to Tennessee was designed to showcase a victory in his administration's campaign against weapons of mass destruction. Bush was shown nuclear weapons parts and equipment from Libya, and called them "sobering evidence of a great danger." It was the White House's second effort to shine a spotlight on the Libyan victory. Several months ago, the White House arranged a tour for journalists of the equipment. Link Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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