Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction
- Anfal ("spoils of war") military campaign of 1987-1988 against the Kurds, in which tens of thousands are "alleged" to have been killed and some 2,000 villages razed. (The pictures of bloated bodies suggests "alleged" may be the incorrect term.)
- Invaded Kuwait with the threat to use WMD.
- Attacked Iran.
- Threw out U.N. weapons inspectors.
- Harbored terrorists including Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and provided him with medical care.
- Retained the infrastructure for making WMD (See Duelfer report).
- Plotted to kill a former American President.
- Allowed his two sons to freely operated torture chambers and fill mass graves with innocent women, children, elderly and political opponents.
- Saddam was convicted in his first trial for the massacre of 148 Shiites in the town of Dujail in the 1980s.
The list goes on if you seek facts and don't wish to play Liberal politics and remain in denial. In fact, Saddam Hussein was a personal "weapon of mass destruction."
"Birds were returning to their nests. I saw eight to 12 jets patrolling the sky. There was greenish smoke from the bombs. There was a smell of rotten apple or garlic," said Ali Mustafa Hama, about an April 16, 1987 attack on the Kurdish villages of Basilan and Sheik Wasan. "People were vomiting. We were blinded. We were screaming. There was no one to save us, only God."