Let us be perfectly clear. There was no intelligence justifying the invasion of Iraq based on Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction (WMD). There was plenty of evidence that there was, indeed, no WMD in Iraq. Somehow along the way however, Shitfuck talked the rest of us into invading Iraq without mentioning this. Instead, he told strange, horrifying stories about how Saddam was on the verge of getting nukes. Condoleezza Rice famously warned, "we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud." Shitfuck, in his January 2003 State of the Union addressed, uttered the 16 false words that will hang as a millstone around his neck for all time: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." The British government had, in fact, not learned that, and Saddam Hussein had, in fact, not sought the uranium.|
Allow me a moment's digression. I think Saddam is a piece of shit. I am glad he is dead. I am glad Uday and Qusay Hussein are dead. But unless we go to war against every piece of shit piss pot dictator in the world, you can't make a case to bring the country into war based on any particular piece of shit piss pot dictator. This is when we should go to war: when the country is under attack, when it can be shown demonstratively that a foreign power is about to attack us, or when an ally we are bound to protect via treaty is under attack. These are simple, time honored criteria. This is the United States of America! We do not go to war for treasure or for expediency. We certainly do not go to war with a country because the dictator in that country "tried to kill my daddy", as Shitfuck complained of Saddam in September 2002.
Shitfuck had a problem because he really wanted to attack Iraq. He wanted to attack Iraq when he was the Republican candidate for President. He wanted to attack Iraq when he was inaugurated as President. He wanted to attack Iraq after 9/11, telling counter-terrorism adviser Richard Clarke the day after the attacks: "Look into Iraq, Saddam." He was going to do Iraq and no one was going to stop him. He just needed the thinnest skein of international and domestic approval.
Enter Curveball. Curveball was the code name German intelligence gave to Rafid Ahmed Alwan, a mentally deranged Iraqi who produced fantastic stories about mobile weapons labs and chemical weapons development. Colin Powell mentioned these same mobile labs during a presentation to the United Nations trying to drum up support for the war. It turns out these WMDs existed only in Curveball's imagination, with the other WMD residing only in Shitfuck's weird fantasies.
Never before has the USA gone to war on such limited justification and with such terrible intelligence. Of course in Shitfuck World, making a mistake of this magnitude gets you nothing but praise. CIA chief George Tenet, who claimed the case for WMD was a "slam dunk', was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom
During his own farewell tour, Shitfuck has said he wished the intelligence for the WMD had been correct. This is a disgusting, backwards notion. Instead of wishing that he had not invaded Iraq on false intelligence, or wishing that he had known the intelligence was false and then had not invaded based on it, Shitfuck wishes our enemy had the means to exact millions of deaths upon Americans at the time of the war, so that now, at this late date, he would not appear to be so foolish, incompetent, and useless. WHAT AN ASSHOLE. What a failure!
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