We’ve officially stopped looking for WMDs in Iraq. We originally sent our soldiers to Iraq to disarm these WMDs. Time now for a look back at our leaders’ comments on the verge of war:
Yahoo! News – Bush Administration Comments on WMDs
BEFORE THE WAR
“Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.” — Vice President Dick Cheney (news – web sites), Aug. 26, 2002.
“The problem here is that there will always be some uncertainty about how quickly he can acquire nuclear weapons. But we don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.” National security adviser Condoleezza Rice (news – web sites), Sept. 8, 2002.
“After 11 years during which we have tried containment, sanctions, inspections, even selected military action, the end result is that Saddam Hussein still has chemical and biological weapons and is increasing his capabilities to make more.” — President Bush (news – web sites), Oct. 7, 2002.
“Saddam Hussein is a man who told the world he wouldn’t have weapons of mass destruction, but he’s got them.” — Bush, Nov. 3, 2002.
“The gravity of this moment is matched by the gravity of the threat that Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction pose to the world.” — Secretary of State Colin Powell (news – web sites), Feb. 5, 2003.
Remember, these people who told you that WMDs posed an imminent threat to America are now trying to tell you that Social Security is in crisis.