PROOF BEYOND ALL DOUBT THAT BUSH LIED ABOUT WMD'S INSIDE IRAQ:<quoted text>Aww, how quaint.
THIS WILL ALL COME OUT WHEN 4 STAR MARINE GENERAL ANTHONY ZINNI SITS IN THE WITNESS CHAIR @ GEORGE W. BUSH'S IMPEACHMENT TRIAL:
READ IT AND WEEP!!!
Gen. Anthony Zinni, USMC,(Ret.) Remarks at CDI Board of Directors Dinner, May 12, 2004 http://tinyurl.com/8ldmo
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."