How did Bush Jr get away with the WMD claims?
In WWII, Russia faked NOT having thousands of good tanks, and that backfired also. Wukong- I see you are well versed in the ideals of the modern conservative.
Asked By: Lars Haanik - 6/19/2012
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He got away with it because the media were asleep and the right protested calling people who dared criticise him "Anti-American" and calling into question their patriotism and loyalty. There was also a certain amount of scare tactics - right-wing commentators and politicians ramped up the threat - Condoleeza Rice... More
Answered By: Jay - 6/19/2012
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That's classified information !
Answered By: asimpleson@mumbai - 6/19/2012
He was fed the same intelligence information that Britain and France and other countries received which indicated that Saddam had them. Saddam apparently faked having them, and he did such a good job of faking it that it eventually cost him his life. Remember, Congress approved going into Iraq on the same information... More
Answered By: Dalgor - 6/19/2012
Everyone believed it across two governments. It wasn't some scheme that Bush Jr. dreamed up by himself. I'm not saying he doesn't have a lot of blame, I'm just saying that it was more of an intelligence mishap.
Answered By: 少林 Yoda - 6/19/2012
It seems people want to forget that Clinton was claiming Iraq was developing Weapons of Mass Destruction while he was in office. And even before Bush began asking Congress for a declaration of war there were those in the Congress making the claim... More
Answered By: knight1192a - 6/19/2012
The evidence supporting his claims was pretty decent and nobody could doubt that. They didn't find any but they did have the supplies that could make them. He had bought supplies you need to make a bomb and then there was intelligence that said he was trying to buy Uranium. Once you put all that together it looks like... More
Answered By: football5680 - 6/19/2012
There have been numerous instances throughout history of Politicians, Intelligence agencies and the Military of letting themselves get into the mindset of only believing in Intelligence that reinforces a preconceived view... More
Answered By: Toni Parr - 6/19/2012
You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on... More
Answered By: Wukong - 6/19/2012
By deliberately relying on faked intelligence provided by Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, gathered by the German security services and passed on to the Americans (including advice of doubts of veracity). The motive for the over-reliance on this information should be apparent.
Answered By: Tim D - 6/19/2012
"get away with"? It was thought to be true at the time. There was credible evidence and we still don't know that they didn't simply truck stuff out of there once people began sniffing around. "get away with?" That's an insolent thing to say. What basis do you have to say that?
Answered By: All hat - 6/20/2012
Lars, you should understand the difference between political and historical before you post an obviously biased opinion in the form of a question. But it was our GIs who were killed in WW2 defending people's right to state opinions like yours while countries like yours were too fearful to fight.
Answered By: Charles - 6/20/2012
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