I hate it when I have to spell things out like this…
I) Under the terms of his 1991 surrender, Saddam agreed to surrender all his existing Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), all his research into developing more WMDs, and foreswear further pursuit of WMDs.
II) WMDs are defined as nuclear (including radiological) weapons, biological weapons, and chemical weapons.
III) Chemical weapons are defined as non-nuclear, non-biological weapons that kill through a chemical process other than combustion.
IV) Poison gas, as it kills through a chemical process other than combustion, is considered a chemical weapon.
Bush lied about Saddam having WMDs!
There are two other elements I can’t quite explain:
1) Neither Bush nor any of his representatives ever said definitively that Saddam possessed WMDS. They said that his lack of cooperation and other actions made it very likely he was acting to conceal them, but never made conclusive statements.
2) I have no idea why the Bush administration doesn’t point this out as vigorously as I believe it deserves. While I, like nearly every single Bush supporter, is secretly on Karl Rove’s payroll, that information is held several levels above my pay grade.
3) For the utterly clue-impaired, the last part of that last point is purely sarcastic.