Rumsfield: WMD issue was “the big one” in Iraq invasion - CNN.com
Some would say I’m a little bitter about this (and rightfully so, I think, after hundreds of thousands of civilian and coalition deaths in the War on Terror), but I’m sick and tired of seeing respected news outlets giving face time to George Bush’s cronies so they can attempt to rewrite history.
Not only were there no weapons of mass destruction, but the Bush Administration knew it, and attempted to discredit or intimidate folks who claimed otherwise. They outed our own intelligence agents who reported contradicted information and commuted the sentence of the fall guy they held to account for the outing. Not one of them has spent a moment behind bars for these crimes.
Washington (CNN) — If the Bush administration had known there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, it probably wouldn’t have decided to invade in 2003, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in an interview broadcast Sunday.
Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” program, Rumsfeld noted there were multiple reasons for attacking Iraq and ousting Saddam Hussein from power.
However, intelligence reports — now shown to have been false — that Iraq possessed WMDs were the main reason for going in, Rumsfeld said.
So, yeah, I’m a little bitter, and I hope everyone will remember just how the Bush Administration duped Congress and the American public into his little meat grinder, and President Obama will not receive my vote after the manner in which he himself has supported these quagmires.