Saddam and WMDs

Very interesting story from of all places. Hint, hint - where are you mainstream media? Apparently Saddam Hussein had made tapes of conservations he had in his presidential office where he discussed such things as programs of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons.
Inconveniently for critics of the war, Saddam made tapes in his version of the Oval Office. These tapes landed in the hands of American intelligence and were recently aired publicly.

The first 12 hours of the tapes — there are hundreds more waiting to be translated — are damning, to say the least. They show conclusively that Bush didn't lie when he cited Saddam's WMD plans as one of the big reasons for taking the dictator out.

Nobody disputes the tapes' authenticity. On them, Saddam talks openly of programs involving biological, chemical and, yes, nuclear weapons.
Now I'll be the first to admit that Bush is far from perfect. In fact, I have many Republican friends in the US who vehemently oppose the president on various issues including illegal aliens. But one of the points of contention of the anti-war crowd is that Bush lied which of course is ridiculous. We can argue til the cows come home about whether invading Iraq was the proper course of action or not (personally I believe Iran posed and still poses the greatest threat) but he certainly didn't lie about his reasons for doing it. He acted on the intelligence given him. Don't forget that even Clinton and the Democrats agreed with him at the time.

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