- Series: Mad As Hell Books
- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Context Books; 1St Edition edition (September 25, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1893956385
- ISBN-13: 978-1893956384
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.3 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
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War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You To Know Paperback – September 25, 2002
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My question is: if I could come to this conclusion without the aid of classified intelligence, how can we even conceive of the President of the United States coming to his false and calamitous conclusion with all of the classified and unclassified intelligence at his disposal? Even the President now agrees that Iraq had no WMD based on the Kay report.
When one considers all the vilification that Scott Ritter has undergone, how his patriotism and professionalism have been questioned, and how he has even been threatened with Court hearings, simply because he spoke the obvious truth long before it was politically chic to speak it, it is clear that the US government owes Mr. Ritter an immense apology. It is also obvious that if the United States government wants to conduct a fair and impartial investigation of this intelligence calamity, it should appoint Scott Ritter to head the investigation.
Bush blames his Iraq fiasco on "bad intelligence." If the intelligence was so bad, how come Ritter knew the facts on the ground? How was he able to accurately predict EXACTLY what we found--that there were no stockpiles at all? Maybe the problem wasn't bad intelligence, but bad ideology, blindly ignoring what the weapons experts knew to be true.
In the end, though, I can probably agree that Bush does have a problem with bad intelligence. His own!
IRAQ HAS NO SERIOUS WEAPONS CAPABLITY
Ritter demonstrates that Iraq's chemical, nuclear, and biological weapons were thoroughly dismantled. Rebuilding these programs is easily detectable, and if some chemical or biological agents evaded detection, they have probably exceeded their shelf life.
IRAQ DOES NOT HAVE A FUNDAMENTALIST GOVERNMENT
As evil and nasty as Saddam Hussein might be, he is a secular ruler who has gone to great and brutal lengths to repress religious fundamentalism in Iraq. He has no interest in perpetuating Islamic fundamentalism of the sort that Bin Laden espouses.
SADAM HUSSEIN AND BIN LADEN ARE ENEMIES
Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden are enemies. Saddam Hussein outlawed Wahabbism the fundamentalist sect of Islam to which Bin Laden belongs, and Bin Laden declared Saddam Hussein an apostate who should be killed.Read more ›
Well read the book and focus on the specific WMD issues he addresses (some of the doomsday war scenarios were way off of course). Its a plausable and so far completely accurate assessment of Iraq's alleged weapons. To paraphrase: Iraq had WMD stockpiles and production facilities, the production infrastructure was wiped out by inspections, most stockpiles were destroyed similarly, and a small fraction of the weapons remainded unnaccounted for after 1998. And the kicker: the unaccounted for stockpiles would have deteriorated to the point of worthlessness. Anthrax for example (remember Mr. Powell's vile at the UN?) has a shelf life of 3-5 years. All of it was made before 1991. Its worthless, assuming it existed in the first place. So no anthrax was shipped off to Syria kids, you can sleep well tonite.
And if you dont believe Ritter, other former UNSCOM officials have weighed in with similar analysis of Iraq's alleged WMDs (check out the writings of Rolf Ekeus and Hans von Sponeck).
This book is a must read for ANY red blooded, straight thinking American who is genuinely interested in the truth about Iraq.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I too read Pitt's and Ritter's book a few months before March 2003. All of the "intelligence" that one needed to know about Iraq and WMD was contained in an $8. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Fan
Truth has a hard time getting a foothold in today's America. These two gentlemen are like Sherpa guides through the craggy terrain of recent American history. Highly recommended!Published 6 months ago by Luv 2 read
Why GeoW Bush president isn't on trial for mass murder is beyond me. OR members of our CIA for the things they fabricated for the money gained by perpetuating a false war. Mr. Read morePublished on March 28, 2014 by Barbara Renton
This is a small paperback, but it contains much informative information on the whys and hows for Bush's declaring was on Iraq.Published on May 6, 2013 by D. J. Cloud
This small book contains an interview between William Rivers Pitt and Scott Ritter, a former UNESCO inspector in Iraq. Read morePublished on September 21, 2006 by Jose Rizal
IF YOU WANT A RECAP OF WHAT IS GOING ON ABOUT WMD'S THIS BOOK WILL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. IF I WAS A TEACHER I WOULD MAKE ALL MY STUDENTS READ THIS BOOK! Read morePublished on March 29, 2006 by Larry Uzarski
How incredibly prescient this book has turned out to be, and how unbelievably wrong the neocons were not to listen. Read morePublished on January 12, 2006 by Red white and blue
It's interesting how some folks who have "reviewed" this book can't decide whether they want to liberate Iraq or nuke it. Read morePublished on January 12, 2006 by Blake Hanson