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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 9 years ago

Were weapons of mass destruction ever actually found in iraq?

i have heard both and i can't find a legit source

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  • 9 years ago
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    No, if the CIA is a legit source. In 2004, Charles Duelfer, who advises the director of central intelligence on Iraqi weapons, says Iraq's WMD program was essentially destroyed in 1991 and Saddam ended Iraq's nuclear program after the 1991 Gulf War.

    The Iraq Survey Group (which was commissioned by Bush to find WMDs) determined that Iraq had abandoned its quest to develop chemical, biological and nuclear weapons and that it had already destroyed all of its existing stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons.

    The ISG reported that "[a] total of 53 munitions have been recovered, all of which appear to have been part of pre-1991 Gulf war stocks based on their physical condition and residual components." These isolated discoveries received significant media attention, and it's likely that these overhyped reports contributed to beliefs that Iraq really did possess WMDs.

  • 9 years ago

    Iraq's WMD program had been effectively disables by the 1991 war and the subsequent sanctions and inspections. By the time 2003 rolled around there was no organized program or stockpile of weapons. Of course Saddam, for internal political reasons could never admit this was the case as it would make him look weak, so he continuously defied the inspectors, made life generally difficult and hinted he had a program. The inspectors knew this wasn't true and I suspect deep-down many in the White House knew this was true but it happened to be politically expedient as well for the Bush administration to use Saddam's aloofness as "proof" he still had WMD's.

    Post-invasion all that was ever found were a very tiny handful of obsolete, overaged weapons that had been buried in the desert before 1991 and were no longer deployable weapons. The WMD search was indeed very quietly called off just months after the United States toppled Saddam.

  • 3 years ago

    Technically, definite. yet no longer the variety the standard public assumes to be WMDs. they got here upon weapons production centers, retooled to make weaponized anthrax, chemical and nerve brokers and an substantial quantity of yellowcake. Saddam had used organic and organic weapons against the Kurds and had attacked the Israelis and Saudis with chemical warheads built into Scud missiles (those are nevertheless WMDs, in case you probably did no longer be attentive to). examine the linked source. it is going to likely be very enlightening for those against the invasion.

  • 9 years ago

    If they had been found, would you really think that every civilian would know about it? What we were looking for was any evidence of the iraqi government having a uranium refining program or a nuclear program in general. we werent expecting to find bunkers or hangars filled with nukes. we expected to find centrifuges used to convert raw uranium into weapons grade uranium isotopes that are used to create nuclear weapons.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    There were some traces of weapons chemicals, and a few old gas-filled artillery projectiles.

    Of course, given the inexcusable 14-month advance notice, it's no surprise that the bulk of Iraq's WMD disappeared.

    More importantly, Saddam Hussein was acting as if he had these things, so we had to call his bluff.

  • 9 years ago

    No they weren't . Hans Blick, the UN weapons inspector filed his reports and said there were none.

    You mind be able to find information if you look up his name on google. He told everyone a few months before the invasion that there was nothing there. In fact the UN went around the country blowing up all the conventional missiles that Iraq had.

    Bush and Blair knew exactly what was going on.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Use google news.

    No, there were no WMD's.

    The Tonkin Bay incident was faked,

    but Vietnam was invaded "because" of it.

    The Hawai'ian overthrow was illegal under US law,

    outlawed by Congress, objected to by President Cleveland-

    and carried out anyway.

    The bombings of Cambodia and Laos were

    specifically prohibited by Congress, yet they

    were ordered by Nixon and Kissenger and carried out.

    If you're waiting for a legit war, don't bother.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    They found some chemical shells, but they were long expired and out of use.

    So, the weapons that Bush was talking about? None,

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Yes, here is a site that documents all of them.

  • Frank
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Nope. Nothing.

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