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Greg

Here are some facts that you and those that were in favor of the war seem to forget, or try to deny. Before 9/11, the Bush Administration had no belief that Saddamm had WMD's. Let's look into the crystal ball and see what they were saying prior to 9/11. Here is Collin Powell in February 2001 when speaking of Saddamm and his ability to do harm to those around the world.

" the sanctions exist -- not for the purpose of hurting the Iraqi people, but for the purpose of keeping in check Saddam Hussein's ambitions toward developing weapons of mass destruction. We should constantly be reviewing our policies, constantly be looking at those sanctions to make sure that they are directed toward that purpose. That purpose is every bit as important now as it was ten years ago when we began it. And frankly they have worked. He has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbors."

Then on July 29, 2001 Condi Rice said the following on CNN about Saddam Hussein:

" Let's remember that his country is divided, in effect. He does not control the northern part of his country. We are able to keep arms from him. His military forces have not been rebuilt."

So this is in effect what the administration was saying prior to 9/11, with Condi saying what she just a mere month prior to 9/11. But somehow 9/11 everything changed. Overnight somehow Iraq developed a massive stockpile of, as President Bush claimed "the most lethal weapons ever devised ". In a manner of tasks, this building up of arms by Iraq had put the Manhattan Project to shame.

Then there is the little thing known as the Downy Street memo which shows the "books were cooked" to present a threat and to lead the gullible to beat the war drums. All this kind of reminds me of George Orwell's 1984 and Sinclair Lewis's "It Can't Happen Here". Both books illustrate a power grab by those in the government and the use of a never ending war to solidify power. Great reads for those who like classic books.

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