Finally. For those of you with short memories, I remember how it was leading up to the invasion of Iraq. The case to invade did not rise and fall on the existence of WMD. That was only one reason of many. In fact, some liberals used the believed existence of WMD as a major reason for not invading–because WMD would be used and we would suffer too many casualties. This exposed the hypocrisy in at least those liberals–they would not have supported an invasion whether or not there were WMD–when they then used the non - existence of WMD to claim that Bush Lied, Troops Died.
The truth is that Saddam was a known threat to the stability of the region. He had previously used WMD on his own people. He lied to his own generals, making them believe that he had WMD (as it turns out he was trying to protect his country from Iraq). He did everything in his power to prevent the weapons inspectors from doing their jobs. For those too young to know, or who conveniently forgot, he even kicked the inspectors out during Bubba Clinton’s regime. The vast majority of politicians believed before the invasion that Saddam had WMD. That was not some lie cooked up by GWB.
The real lie was perpetuated by the left, once it became apparent that there were not actually WMD in Iraq. Instead of thanking God that there were none, since it prevented our boys from being killed in mass numbers, the left began to perpetuate a big lie to the world, namely that the only reason we invaded was the Bush Administration’s claim that Saddam possessed WMD. That just was not true. Sadly, the Bush Administration sat back and did next to nothing while the left, and their enablers in the mainstream media, ran with that lie for the remainder of Bush’s presidency.
Look how the left is treating Iran. They don’t want an invasion, or
any bombing, or any sanctions, to prevent Iran from obtaining nukes. If we are to prevent them from obtaining nukes, obviously we would have to invade before they obtain them. If we wait to invade until they have them, it will be too late. Likewise, the time to keep Saddam from obtaining more WMD, or re-instituting his WMD programs, was before he had enough to kill our troops. You might oppose the Iraq invasion, but do so based on facts, honestly, without resorting to the lie that “Bush Lied, Troops Died.”