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fire the invisible missiles!

It's interesting that they keep firing at us with weapons that they supposedly didn't have.

Good thing we sent those inspectors in there!

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that is silly, dear. they were allowed to have missiles, just as long as they didn't fly further than X miles.

officers said the missile may have been an Al Samoud 2, which is also banned under the weapons agreement signed by Iraq after the Gulf war.

Also, the missiles are traveling further than was allowed under the agreement.

So, michele was right. They weren't supposed to have any of this stuff.

Smug satisfaction?

On one side, he's got the UN saying, "let us peak around a bit and we'll try and avert a war, negotiate a peace."

On the other, he's got the US saying, " no matter what the UN reports we know you have WMD, therefore we will have to invade."

Saddam (and anyone else with 1/2 a brain and access to the news) knew that the US position of blanket dismissal of UN inspection reports was going to result in a US attack, so he lied to the inspectors and kept the missiles for the fight he knew was coming.

He picked the military front instead of the political one, because like everyone else, he knew the political negotiation was a farce.

If George Bush hadn't made it so obvious that attack was a foregone conclusion, Saddam might have actually cooperated more with the disarmament initiative. Not completely, but I can't think of any military in history that has cooperated completely with the dictates of a foreign power.

For some reason, the issues of land mines and cluster bombs spring to mind--I wonder why? Oh, that's right, the US defies international rulings on those technologies.

If George Bush hadn't made it so obvious that attack was a foregone conclusion, Saddam might have actually cooperated more with the disarmament initiative

So your argument is that even though Saddam Hussein refused to disarm for over TWELVE YEARS, he might have disarmed spntaneously all of a sudden if Bush hadn't sent troops into the Gulf?

I'd say that's the stupidest thing I've heard in weeks, but unfortunately I was reading Indymedia for a bit last night.