yet No weapons of mass destruction were in Iraq when U.S. forces invaded it.The New York Times publicly apologized for printing the lies it had been fed by the Bush administration.Bush planned to invade Iraq prior to 9/11 and was looking for reasons to justify it. Iraq had no long-range missiles capable of reaching the United States. Iraq had no Air Force or Navy at the time. There was no evidence that Sadam had colluded with Al Qaeda or had given any weapons to terrorists. In fact, the evidence showed that Sadam hated religious fundamentalists. It was known that Iraq did not have any nuclear weapons capacity and was decades away from being able to obtain nuclear weapons. As of June 7, 2003 there is no verified evidence of finding the alleged chemical or biological weapons in Iraq. See this June 4, 2003 article or UK Guardian Article.
GW Bush said Sadam was a threat to the U.S. and had Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Last updated 2004-09-19
The Truth Will Emerge and, Perception of Deception Here is a historical list of the claims made by the Bush administration on Iraqi WMD. See bottom.
US deputy defence secretary tells why the U.S. really invaded.
See the Carnegie Endowment WMD in Iraq report.
Weapons of Mass Deception - A former CIA Analyst speaks out. br> Bush knew that the evidence he cited in his state of the Union speech was forged well before he gave it.
Kenneth Pollack, director of research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, was an Iran-Iraq military analyst for the CIA, and the director of Persian Gulf Affairs and Near East and South Asian Affairs for the National Security Council. Pollack wrote that "The President is responsible for serving the entire nation. Only the Administration has access to all the information available to various agencies of the U.S. government — and withholding or downplaying some of that information for its own purposes is a betrayal of that responsibility."
Chief U.S. weapons inspector David Kay said that Saddam Hussein did not possess weapons of mass destruction or the means to create them.
See Historical list of George Bush statements on Iraq
The Bush Administration Public Statements on Iraq
Veterans for Peace - Iraq Section