Yes, they were working. Inspectors were even griping about the fact that they had to leave Iraq because the U.S. was going to invade.
>>Overwhelming evidence >>suggests the inspections >>were working just fine. > >And what evidence is this? Saddam decided to destroy a few >missles once we put 200,000 troops in his backyard?
Bullshit. Hans Blix and the numerous inspectors who were there argued that the inspections were working just fine.
Were you there? I didn't think so.
>>What give the U.S. the right >>or moral authority to invade >>another country by force when >>it poses absolutely no threat >>whatsoever, to our safety? > >No threat whatsoever? you have got to be kidding me. > >Saddam Hussein gives millions of dollars to the families of >suicide bombers, but you seem to be under the impression >that this isn't supporting terrorism. You seem to be under >the impression the he'd never give any chemical or >biological weapons to terrorist groups because "they hate >each other, Saddam isn't a religious leader". If they hated >each other, and Saddam wasn't an Islamic extremist, or >atleast a supportive of those who are, he wouldn't be giving >millions of dollars to the families of Islamic extremists >who blow up little children in Israel.
Umm, hello, I asked you what threat Iraq poses to the U.S., I didn't say anything about Israel. If Saddam is a threat to Israel, let Israel fight it's own damn battles.
We might recall the warning of General Lee Butler, head of Clinton's Strategic Command in the early 90s, that "it is dan- gerous in the extreme that in the cauldron of animosities that we call the Middle East, one na- tion has armed itself, ostensibly, with stockpiles of nuclear weapons, perhaps numbering in the hundreds, and that inspires other nations to do so." He was referring to Israel.
The new inspectors have searched hundreds of places all over Iraq, and tested more than 300 chemical and biological samples and found absolutely no evidence that Iraq possesses banned chemical, nuclear or biological weapons. All the sites that US intelligence said had weapons turned out to be empty, and some of the inspectors recently told CBS news that the information they were getting from the US is 'garbage.' The UN insp- ectors said that the satellite images that the US presented were worthless.
>Saddam is not only a threat to America, he is also a threat >to the peace in the middle east. The same peace that Bush is >trying to accomplish with the creation of a Palestinian >state.
Quit being a numb skull and grow up. Neither Bush nor anyone else can CREATE a Palestinian state except for the Palestinians them- selves. Furthermore, Bush cannot establish peace in the Middle East. That is a goal that is to be acc- omplished by those residing in that region.
>It's also important to keep in mind, that the Bush >administration gave Saddam several choices, several ways >out..Saddam chose this war, not Bush. > >Look at the war right now on TV. What's going on? The US >isn't mass bombing innocent civilians,
Heeeeeelloooooo, the war just started.
When all was said and done after the 1990-91 Gulf War, nearly 200,000 cas- ualties had occurred.