Fact: During the leadup to the invasion of Iraq, Saddam’s alleged possession of weaponst of mass destruction was A factor, but not THE factor behind the argument to invade.
Fact: Under UN Security Council resolutions implemented as part of the cessation of the first Gulf War, Saddam was obligated to report, collect, and destroy all his weapons of mass destruction, as well as all related materials.
Fact: Under UN Security Council resolutions implemented as part of the cessation of the first Gulf War, Saddam foreswore any further development of weapons of mass destruction.
Fact: We have uncovered literally TONS of WMDs in Iraq since the invasion. Mostly materiel that predates the first Gulf War, meaning it has deteriorated, but is still dangerous, but some with indications they were produced after Saddam’s surrender.
Fact: Saddam repeatedly violated the terms of his surrender from the first Gulf War by firing on US aircraft enforcing the no-fly zones, refusing to cooperate with inspectors weapons inspectors, and not giving a full and accurate accounting of his weapons of mass destruction.
Fact: When the surrendering party in a war later violates the terms of their surrender, repeatedly and deliberately, it is well within the victor’s rights to resume hostilities and enforce the terms of the original surrender. Or demand newer, stricter measures. Or remove the offending government entirely.
Fact: He also attempted to assassinate a former president of the Uinted States as revenge for actions that former president had taken as president — a completely new act of war.
Fact:Saddam was a source of support for international terrorism. Two undeniable examples are his financial support of Palestinian suicide bombers, to the tune of $25,000 to their families, and providing terrorists with training camps within Iraq.
Fact: These facts will have absolutely no effect on the anti-Bush, anti-war factions, who have invested far, far too much into the “Bush lied,” “there were no WMDs in Iraq,” and “the war in Iraq is illegal” myths to let something as trivial as reality shatter their carefully-crafted delusions.