Much of Bush's information came from other countries. Tony Blair stood behind his findings until his last day in power. We had Iranian scientists telling our agents of Saddam's plan for nuclear capabilities and the fact that his WMD's were designed to be portable.<quoted text>I have said this B4 & I'll say it again... We KNOW that Saddam had WMD's! Even organizations like the U.N. & Amnesty International & another organization that prefers to stay impartial; Doctors Without Borders Knew that WMD's were used against Iran & the Kurds so why is this still an argument? That baffles me. He certainly didn't drop them down an empty oil well!
We & the world should be more concerned about where they went. Did some go to Syria, buried in secret bunkers, just buried somewhere or a combination thereof?? He wouldn't let inspectors in for the longest time. We should remember that when the '100 hr' land war ran him out of Kuwait, many of his jets were sent to his former enemy, Iran & he had his troops ignite oil wells as they withdrew. And he was firing Scuds at Israel which was a non-combatant. He used human shields which included children. He was ruthless & somewhat unpredictable but always power hungry & narcissistic.
The UN sent a dozen or so people to inspect Iran. Iran is about the size of Texas. There is no way for them to cover every inch. Even the UN admitted that Saddam's record of destroying his WMD's were as phony as a three dollar bill.
Bill Clinton removed UN security forces so he could send bombs to Iran. This was his response to Saddam refusing to let inspectors into certain locations.
Point of all this is that Democrats made politics out of this even though they were actually on the same side of this issue as Bush before he took leadership. Our involvement there had nothing to do with 911, but to prevent another possible 911 from happening.