And as a pre-emptive strike against those of you who want to claim that WMD wasn’t really the main reason for war and us whiny libs are making too big a deal out of it, please re-read George Bush’s State of the Union speech from January. The section dealing with Iraq starts with “Twelve years ago, Saddam Hussein faced….” and ends with the phrase “we will lead a coalition to disarm him.” It consists of 18 paragraphs and 1,200 words. Out of that, 16 paragraphs and 1,100 words are dedicated to WMD.
So please don’t insult our intelligence by pretending that WMD wasn’t the main selling point of the war. We all know it was.