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RafterMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:29 PM
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12. NO!
Thank you for asking the fundamental question.

General Zinni led the containment operation against Iraq as head of CENTCOM believed there were WMDs and thought the invasion was foolish. A wise position.

More importantly, some day we are going to be sure that somebody has WMDs, and invading them will likely be just as foolish. Let's start winning that argument now.
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  -Retrospective: If Saddam had WMDs, and you were 100 percent sure of it, Lone_Wolf_Moderate  Jan-08-05 09:18 PM   #0 
  - I am going to have to say yes  lenidog   Jan-08-05 09:21 PM   #1 
  - Then they should have finished the job the first time.  Osamasux   Jan-08-05 09:26 PM   #7 
     - Iraq would not of invaded Kuwait if the US had not  bowens43   Jan-08-05 09:44 PM   #23 
        - Yes, that was one for the diplomatic blooper reel.  Osamasux   Jan-08-05 09:53 PM   #29 
  - There is no justification for an unprovoked invasion  Osamasux   Jan-08-05 09:22 PM   #2 
  - What if he had deliberate plans to use those weapons against us?  Lone_Wolf_Moderate   Jan-08-05 09:28 PM   #9 
  - There was no imminent threat.  Osamasux   Jan-08-05 09:35 PM   #20 
  - yes, consider his history....  mike_c   Jan-08-05 09:43 PM   #22 
  - The US could have prevented the first gulf war with a few words.  bowens43   Jan-08-05 09:47 PM   #24 
  - Exactly.  Todd B   Jan-08-05 10:06 PM   #33 
  - Even if he had warehouses full of the stuff  Warpy   Jan-08-05 09:23 PM   #3 
  - That was a red herring ruse to propagate an agenda of madness.  indigobusiness   Jan-08-05 09:23 PM   #4 
  - No, I wouldn't. He did not pose a threat  no name no slogan   Jan-08-05 09:23 PM   #5 
  - If he did, it would be a reason not to!  vpigrad   Jan-08-05 09:25 PM   #6 
  - When we have enough WMD to blow up the world several dozen times over  Downtown Hound   Jan-08-05 09:26 PM   #8 
  - no-- if he had WMDs then he would already have shown restraint...  mike_c   Jan-08-05 09:28 PM   # 
  - and he wasn't presently allowing the weapons inspectors in  Harksaw   Jan-08-05 09:28 PM   #10 
  - but our government said that it did know 100 percent that Iraq...  mike_c   Jan-08-05 09:31 PM   #15 
  - I know. Its a hypothetical question. n/t  Harksaw   Jan-08-05 09:36 PM   #21 
  - Why?  bowens43   Jan-08-05 09:49 PM   #26 
  - Yes he was-- UNMOVIC was on the ground right before the invasion  no name no slogan   Jan-08-05 09:51 PM   #27 
  - some review of recent history....  mike_c   Jan-08-05 10:11 PM   #34 
  - Only if he had a NUKE, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile to put it in  KeepItReal   Jan-08-05 09:29 PM   #11 
  - NO!  RafterMan   Jan-08-05 09:29 PM   #12 
  - Imagine the clusterfuck it would be if ...  TorchesAndPitchforks   Jan-08-05 09:30 PM   #13 
  - No.  Bouncy Ball   Jan-08-05 09:31 PM   #14 
  - define "WMD"  AZDemDist6   Jan-08-05 09:33 PM   #16 
  - According to "Official U.S. Documents" :  MJDuncan1982   Jan-08-05 11:38 PM   #39 
  - Not as it was instigated, no.  tasteblind   Jan-08-05 09:33 PM   #17 
  - he agreed to full and unconditional inspections in Sept. 2002...  mike_c   Jan-08-05 10:01 PM   #32 
     - No. I didn't mean to imply that he didn't.  tasteblind   Jan-08-05 11:10 PM   #37 
        - thanks for clarifying-- my apologies for misunderstanding....  mike_c   Jan-08-05 11:41 PM   #40 
  - Voted 'No.'  Old Crusoe   Jan-08-05 09:34 PM   #18 
  - This is one of those "What if Spartacus had had a Piper Cub?Questions...  PassingFair   Jan-08-05 09:35 PM   #19 
  - Possibly, if they existed in types and quantities  Crunchy Frog   Jan-08-05 09:48 PM   #25 
  - Here is the BIGGEST question--  Blower   Jan-08-05 09:53 PM   #28 
  - I think your right  Geek_Girl   Jan-08-05 10:00 PM   #31 
  - ONLY if the UN Security Council voted unanimously to invade  steve2470   Jan-08-05 09:58 PM   #30 
  - it is 100 percent certain that the U.S. possesses WMDs....  mike_c   Jan-08-05 10:55 PM   #35 
  - No---and I felt that way back in March of 2003  NoPasaran   Jan-08-05 11:06 PM   #36 
  - Nope. Many countries have WMDs. They had done nothing to anyone  leesa   Jan-08-05 11:28 PM   #38 
  - WE have WMDs. Are we also going to attack ourselves?  WakeMeUp   Jan-09-05 12:33 AM   #41 
  - That's the reason I never supported it in the first place...  Placebo   Jan-09-05 12:42 AM   #42 
  - Imminent threat  sandnsea   Jan-09-05 12:52 AM   #43 
  - Green Berets. Paratroopers. Assassin. Need I say more?  JohnLocke   Jan-09-05 12:55 AM   #44 
  - Definitely not . Iraq still would've been no threat.  durutti   Jan-09-05 03:53 PM   #45 
 

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