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Chemiker wrote:

> Simple facts: Iraq was developing long range ballistic
> cannons to reach Israel. Stopped and Brit designer died
> mysteriously, apparent suicide. Coincidence!

Actually, Gerald Bull was Canadian, not British. The super cannon that
he was working on was dismantled in the disarmament of Iraq after the
Gulf War.

> Iraq used war gases against Kurds in their war against
> Iran. Gas warfare? Can you spell WMD?

Indeed they did.... in 1988. They also used chemical weapons against the
Iranians in the Iran-Iraq, and the US provided them with satellite
intelligence to "calibrate" their attacks.

> After the decision to deploy forces, we waited 14 months
> for the UN to get off its butt and do nothing. Saddam
> did not sit on his butt and do nothing.

Colin Powell had a nice little Power Point presentation for the
Security Council that even showed some large trucks and artists'
renderings of what a mobile chemical or biological warfare lab might
look like. It was not as convincing to the other members as the weapons
inspectors' report that did not think that there were any. And guess
what..... the search for them after the invasion did not find any.

> Why would anybody bury a MIG? Found in Iraq, based on
> a tip. Why do this? To prepare it for instant flight?
> Or maybe to hide it. Had we not found it, it would
> never have existed.
> What convoys went to Syria during that 14 months, and
> why? (Conviently ignored....)
> That "WMD - wasn't there" argument is tiring. Like there
> were no VC's in that jungle, either. I mean you coudn't see
> them, right? So they were never there.

Of course it is tiring when it supports the suggestion that they weren't

> Until you had incoming. From an enemy who wasn't there.

They were there alright. They were fighting a foreign force that was in
their country supporting a corrupt regime, a regime that would not have
been there if a major power that claims to support democracy had not
encouraged the South not to hold the promised plebiscite on
reunification of Vietnam..... because the North was guaranteed to win
the vote.

Vietnam was an embarrassing conflict for the US. Some people were bright
enough to see that an invasion of Iraq would be a repeat of the Vietnam
experience. The US got out of Vietnam after 10 years, and we are
getting close to that now in Iraq.

> With this kind of thinking, we got Pearl Harbor.