Mr. Blair always gave Saddam's WMD as the fundamental reason for war.
As the 1990s wore on, the Western allies continued to worry about secret weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs in Iraq.
The AP story used in the Hitler-Bush assignment is titled, “Bush: Iraq War Justified Despite No WMD,” which ran in October 2003.
Many in the press were skeptical of the Bush claims of WMD as a justification for war with Iraq.
In other words, WMD was pure S&M, nothing more and nothing less.
If my government could lie about WMD," they reasoned, "it could lie about anything.
“Everyone knew there would be more smiles in Washington if WMD stocks were found,” Duelfer said in the interview.
He resurrects quotes from Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John Kerry and Al Gore as supporting the WMD allegations—and the war.
He goes in for the easy metaphor that writers missing steroids in the 1990s was like writers missing Iraq's WMD.
WMD can easily complicate our ability to influence positive and constructive behavior of possessors.