So you're ignorant of facts so you call people knowledgable "stupid".
After the first Gulf War Iraq's WMD were destroyed under UN Supervision
The first weapons inspector Scott Ritter was dumped after he said there were no WMD. Then the second weapons inspector chief was ignored when he begged for more time because they had found none.
Bush himself has said none were found and idiots here still say there was. He's said there is no evidence any were moved to Syria. Yet you guys still cite neocons who were proven wrong over and over.
I remember a press conference with Bush and Chirac when a Fox reporter prefaced his question with the company line "the whole world thought Iraq had WMD." Chirac stopped him and said no. The world didn't believe this. The fact was that no WMD had been found since stockpiles were destroyed 10 years before. The world begged Bush to wait but he insisted on going to avoid an invasion during the hot Iraqi summer. Brilliant.
The Right vilified Hans Blix and Ritter and never came back and gave them credit for being right. Instead it's that's stupid mantra that the whole world thought they had WMD. Blix and ritter didn't and they were there!
In June, 1999, Ritter responded to an interviewer, saying: "When you ask the question, 'Does Iraq possess militarily viable biological or chemical weapons?' the answer is no! It is a resounding NO. Can Iraq produce today chemical weapons on a meaningful scale? No! Can Iraq produce biological weapons on a meaningful scale? No! Ballistic missiles? No! It is 'no' across the board. So from a qualitative standpoint, Iraq has been disarmed. Iraq today possesses no meaningful weapons of mass destruction capability."
MONTAGNE: Although there were those in the Bush administration, and advisors to the administration, who, sort of, accused you of not really be able to do that job. That there were so many places these chemical weapons, especially, could have been hidden, that it would be like a needle in a haystack - you would never be able to find what he had, if Saddam didn't want you to find it.
BLIX: Well, if they had simply said that, that you will not ever be able to be absolutely sure, but they went much beyond that. They asserted that there were weapons. Now, we didn't exclude - even in the last moment - that there could be some weapons. But as inspections proceeded, then we became more doubtful. And, as also the evidence that they submitted from the Bush administration and from the U.K. fell apart in large measure, then our doubts increased.
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