Originally Posted by cosmo20002
Phony issue. Under the best of circumstances, these types of weapons that are 20 years old = not usuable. The biggest threat from these weapons was if you stubbed your toe on one.
These are all issues used in hindsight or as add-ons to justify the invasion. There was only one reason that would justify the invasion--They had usuable weapons and were about to use them against us. That situation was never close to existing.
No one ever even claimed that that situation existed, much less that it was the only justification for war.
Failure to comply with the WMD accountabity program alone justified Saddam's ouster, whether those munitions existed in useable form or not.