It is sad how Rogue can continue to believe the lies about WMD in Iraq when so many career CIA Chiefs came out publicly against Bush and Cheney.<quoted text>
More evidence that the "proof" on WsMD was fabricated. Irrefutable evidence.
After all of the above,(and Rogue will only be able to read 2 lines max before his eyes fog up), expect a post from him asking you to PROVE that GWB and his cohorts lied. Also, Rogue will tell you that many democrats like Hillary Clinton voted in favour of war. They did indeed. Why? They believed the well-crafted lies, were hornswoggled, period. Rogue will repeat the incredible made-up phantasm that Russia, France and Germany backed the Iraq invasion. At least 12 times he's repeated it. Oh hum.
sorry. too many characters, had to cut your post a bit.
Also 4 Star Marine General Anthony Zinni who testified in the Senate just two months before the Iraq invasion said under oath that Iraq was no threat and the years of Sanctions and No Fly Zones worked and Saddam was contained in a box.
General Anthony Zinni, USMC,(Ret.) Remarks at CDI Board of Directors Dinner, May 12, 2004
I think the first mistake that was made was misjudging the success of containment. I heard the president say, not too long ago, I believe it was with the interview with Tim Russert that ... I'm not sure ... but at some point I heard him say that "containment did not work." That's not true.
So to say containment didn't work, I think is not only wrong from the experiences we had then, but the proof is in the pudding, in what kind of military our troops faced when we went in there.
The third mistake, I think was one we repeated from Vietnam, we had to create a false rationale for going in to get public support. The books were cooked, in my mind. The intelligence was not there. I testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee one month before the war, and Senator Lugar asked me: "General Zinni, do you feel the threat from Saddam Hussein is imminent?" I said: "No, not at all. It was not an imminent threat. Not even close. Not grave, gathering, imminent, serious, severe, mildly upsetting, none of those."