US Admits it Lied About Reasons for Iraq Invasion
In this Sunday Herald article, an interesting report surfaces that the US knew there were no WMDs but really really wanted to invade and decided lying would be best.
US: 'Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction'
The Bush administration has admitted that Saddam Hussein probably had no weapons of mass destruction.
Senior officials in the Bush administration have admitted that they would be 'amazed' if weapons of mass destruction (WMD) were found in Iraq.
According to administration sources, Saddam shut down and destroyed large parts of his WMD programmes before the invasion of Iraq. Ironically, the claims came as US President George Bush yesterday repeatedly justified the war as necessary to remove Iraq's chemical and biological arms which posed a direct threat to America.
To make matters worse, members of Blair's party admit that they went along for the oil. Sir Jonathan Porritt said in a Sky News interview "I don't think the war would have happened if Iraq didn't have the second-largest oil reserves in the world." [source]
Posted by Mark Thursday, May 08, 2003 2:05:00 PM |