Shall I post the excerpt from President Clinton's speech in 1998 about Saddam's WMDs and his intentions if we just ignore him?<quoted text>The thing is, you telling me the 'obvious' doesn't stand a chance against real world facts.
"Now, let's imagine the future. What if he fails to comply, and we fail to act, or we take some ambiguous third route which gives him yet more opportunities to develop this program of weapons of mass destruction and continue to press for the release of the sanctions and continue to ignore the solemn commitments that he made?
"Well, he will conclude that the international community has lost its will. He will then conclude that he can go right on and do more to rebuild an arsenal of devastating destruction.
"And some day, some way, I guarantee you, he'll use the arsenal."
President Clinton - 1998
Bill Clinton mentioned in that same speech that the inspectors had discovered nearly 40,000 chemical weapons, more than 100,000 gallons of chemical weapons agents, 48 operational missiles, 30 warheads specifically fitted for chemical and biological weapons, and a massive biological weapons facility at Al Hakam equipped to produce anthrax and other deadly agents.
And that's just what they were allowed to find since Saddam imposed debilitating conditions to obstruct other sites as Clinton stated "based on the whole history of this operation since 1991, to protect whatever remains of his capacity to produce weapons of mass destruction, the missiles to deliver them, and the feed stocks necessary to produce them."