this war was more than the sum of its parts. The blatant and intentional disregard of proper intelligence and the opinions of the people most experienced in the region (among them those same inspectors) being the key to it all. If we're playing hypotheticals and getting into the minds of madmen lets try this: We both know that if Hussein had let the inspectors in that Bush would've found a reason to go in anyway. The writing was on the wall. To chalk the Iraq war up as an extension of anti-terror policy is a joke that has been played out to the nth degree.
that is a MUCH farther leap than what Im saying. Albeit insanely cynical.
Even in 1998 the song and dance was on.
Either Hussien NEVER had WMD. He had them and just used them a lil bit. Had them and hid them. Or both Clinton and W and both groups of congress LIED thru their teeth.
I'm curious to this question. Is it to hard to imagine Saddam had WMD and actually hid or destroyed what he had? I mean he is a bad guy but not a liar.