There were no WMD. Israel took out there nuke facility in 1981 via a long distance airstrike. The chem weapons they used on the Kurds were the only WMD they possessed, but chem weapons are not very effective against military forces with protective gear. Biological weapons are the same way. They are only semi-useful as terror weapons against civilians, like we just saw in Syria.<quoted text>WMD's were what the case for the Iraq war was based upon. Paul Wolfowitz Deputy Secretary of Defense was the mastermind that made the case for WMD's as the reason for invading Iraq. His policy making considered everything including violating the no fly zone the WMD sell to the public was decided not only by the intelligence but Saddam's own admission that he had the weapons and would use them if we invaded along with the fact he had used them before. Basically all the politicians believed Saddam had the weapons and Wolfowitz succeeded in convincing the public and was apparently rewarded with the world bank promotion as a result. It was both democrat and republican that supported it.
WMD are political chess pieces. If you have them, you don't really want to actually use them. You use them in negotiations to get something else that you want. The only time a WMD ever served a legitimate military purpose was to end the war with Japan, and prevent a US invasion of their home islands.