Saddam Hussein and WMDs
So much of the animosity toward the Iraq war is based around the existence of WMDs. No, we didn’t find massive stockpiles of them. We also know he used WMD against his own people in the past, and he was putting up a front that he had and was producing additional WMD, probably as a foil to Iran.
New articles are coming out that he was indeed pursuing additional WMD. This one at National Review puts together a lot of evidence toward those charges: National Review: Saddam: What We Now Know . I’m a supporter of the Iraq war, and I’m always glad to see vindication of my opinions.
Another good read on the subject is Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, written by Michael Gordon and Bernard Trainor. Gordon is the chief military correspondent for the New York Times (don’t hold that against him), and Trainor is a retired Marine General and academic. I got a lot out of this book, and highly recommend it.
H/T to Blackfive for the pointer.
Iraqi Perspectives Report Saddam And Terrorism: Emerging Insights From Captured Iraqi Documents
From this followup: National Review: Saddam, WMD’s, and Terror